Manufactoriel is a research platform dedicated to contemporary African and Black visual culture, art, and style. The multidisciplinary platform was created in 2010 on Tumblr and includes a manifesto exploring the philosophical, poeitic (which comes from the greek poein which means to make, create) and aesthetic foundation of Manufactoriel.
It was birthed out of founder Tounzi’s identity crisis, “laying on my bed with DVDs of African films, head full of issues.” Currently based in Paris, the founder was in Hypokhâgne /Khâgne before studying political science. Manufactoriel is collaborating with Coeval to showcase contemporary African art culture and figures, highlighting the vast diversity and complexity of African and Black art.
Visual research MANUFACTORIEL
words PERWANA NAZIF