Curated Projects

The 2018 Curated Projects this year focused on the keynote artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, who visited Lagos from London, and was 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.

Interactive Projects

Mad Horse City

A multimedia experience called ‘Mad Horse City’ explored 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 time traveled to a new reality of the city of Lagos and were enchanted and intrigued by the stories of the near future.

Olalekan Jeyifous

Wale Lawal

Lagos Drawings

‘Lagos Drawings’ was an Interactive Installation which combined digital technology, perceptible sounds and visual illustrations inspired by Lagos Textures created by a multidisciplinary collaboration led by Karo Akpokiere. This installation was an artistic representation of the present day city.

Desmond Okeke

G.rizo

Karo Akpokiere

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