Date: Saturday, November 21, 2009
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Centre for Contemporary Art, 9 McEween Street, behind Domino Dinners, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.
P.A.G.E.S, the confluence of literature, art works, comics and photography brings together two patriots and compatriots in dialogue with their country - Nigeria with their art and literature. This programme is designed to converge fictionist, poets and playwrights, arts and literary lovers at Art Exhibition Halls around the world to give literary interpretation to the works being exhibited and dialogue around it at all time.
We've in the pass hosted: Jude Dibia, a published writer with two books in an exhibition titled "Like A Virgin," Onyeka Nwelue, a young and dynamic young author in an exhibition tagged "The World is Flat," and Toni Kan, the author of many books in an exhibition titled "Trash-ing."
Identity: An Imagined State, brings together for the first time works by twelve established and emerging artists of different cultural, geographic and social backgrounds from Nigeria, Africa, and South America. Their works consider from both local and global perspective, the issues around identity in relation to Africa. As a point of departure, the exhibition explores associations with the label ‘African’ and has been contextualized in a manner that reflects on, but without answering, ‘what or who is an African.’ By exploring these themes the exhibition tells the story of belonging, displacement, uncertainty, visibility and negotiation through the medium of video art.
Participating artists include Jude Anogwih(Nig), Lucy Azubuike(Nig), Uchay Joel Chima(Nig), Luc Fosther Diop(CAM), Bouchra Khalili(MOR/FR), Vanessa Padilla(ECU), Thando Mama(SA), Grace Ndiritu(KEN/UK), Emeka Ogboh(NIG), Berni Searle(SA), Aicha Thiam(SEN) and Kemang Wa Lehulere(SA)