The 2018 Curated Projects this year will focus on the keynote artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, who will be visiting Lagos from London, and will be celebrated with an exhibition exploring his career highlights.
Over the past decade, Yinka Shonibare MBE has become well known for his exploration of colonialism and postcolonialism within the contemporary context of globalization. Working in painting, sculpture, photography, film and performance, Shonibare’s work examines race, class and the construction of cultural identity through sharp political commentary of the tangled interrelationship between Africa and Europe and their respective economic and political histories. Having described himself as a postcolonial hybrid, Shonibare uses wry citations of Western art history and literature to question the validity of contemporary cultural and national identities.
Mad Horse City
A multimedia experience called ‘Mad Horse City’ explores a futuristic imagination of Lagos in the year 2115 consisting of a graphic novella, a series of imaginative vignettes and a set of virtual reality (VR) environments created by Olalekan Jeyifous and Wale Lawal. Guests will time travel to a new reality of the city of Lagos and will be enchanted and intrigued by the stories of the near future.
‘Lagos Drawings’ is an Interactive Installation which combines digital technology, perceptible sounds and visual illustrations inspired by Lagos Textures created by a multidisciplinary collaboration led by Karo Akpokiere. This installation is an artistic representation of the present day city.