THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!!!!!!
Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos has been running an innovative and dynamic programme focusing on art and ideas through dialogues, talks, fulfilling our objectives to galvanise the Lagos art scene with critical and artistic cultural programming. Since opening just over 18months ago we have presented the artistic, theoretical and curatorial practice of over 30 professionals. We are pleased to present the work of Anaele Iroh who will be speaking on his research led creative practice. He will discuss his methodology and the resultant artistic work.
DON'T BE LEFT IN THE ARTISTIC WILDERNESS. COME AND BE COUNTED.
DATE SAT 29TH AUGUST
VENUE 9 McEwen Street, Sabo, Yabo, Lagos
Research Led Creative Practice: A Case for an Interdisciplinary Art Practice.
Iroh will focus on the relationship between art and
ethnography materialised in his visually led ethnographic research and
creative practice project on Nigerian migrant families in Ireland
entitled, ‘Framing the Nigerian Transnational Family: New Formations
in Ireland.’ It will demonstrate how the disciplinary practices of art
and anthropology can be strategically put in a dialectical and
mutually complimentary relation.
Starting from the material and archival terrain of the migrant family
photo album as a repository of cultural memory Iroh's work utilises visual
ethnography, social and cultural theory and art practice to
interrogate the subject of Nigerian transnational family life in
Ireland, operating in and across spaces of social exclusion and
regimentation, settled and mainstream Irish society and spaces of
He will demonstrate the deployment of visual practice strategies in the
processes of ethnographic representation and discuss how the anxieties
of migration which he experienced during his fieldwork mediated by family
photographs shaped the construction of an art practice that
problematised difference, marginality and anonymity within the context
of transnational migration.
Anaele Iroh holds a PhD. in Visual Cultural Studies from Dublin
Institute of Technology, Ireland and is currently a visiting assistant
professor of Cultural Studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. He has
published a number of articles on migration and visual practice and
has spoken and shown his work widely in Europe and America including
most recently at Harvard University, Columbia College and Bard