SOAS University of London

Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London

Two day symposium: In a Hot Pot of Soup


Date: 23 June 2022Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 24 June 2022Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: BGLT, DLT and online

Type of Event: Symposium

In A Pot of Hot Soup Symposium 23rd June 10am - 17:00 pm, 24th June 10am - 15:00 pm

This two day symposium frames the exhibition In A Pot of Hot Soup at Brunei Gallery, SOAS: Artists and researchers will discuss key artistic themes in the visual articulation of politics by artists in Nigeria and the Nigerian diaspora.

Funded by AHRC, this symposium forms part of the ArtOp project led by Dr. Paula Callus and Dr. Charles Gore.

The symposium will take a hybrid form, taking place at SOAS Brunei Gallery as well as online.

Day 1 - 23rd June 2022 Thursday

BGLT Lecture Theatre, SOAS Brunei Gallery, Lower Ground Floor

Art and Politics in Nigeria

10:00 - 10.30: ArtoP Introduction by Paula Callus and Charlie Gore

10:30 - 11:15 Creativity in the Art of Politics in Nigeria: Jelili Atiku and Jerry Buhari

11:15 - 11:30 Break

11:30 - 12:30 Jelili Atiku - Performance 

12:30 -13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-14:30 Gender and Politics: Peju Alatise & Sokari Douglas-Camp

14:30 - 15:30 Cartoonist session Jimga, Ohams, Critiquing the Political

15:30 - 15:45 Tea Break

15:45 - 16:45 Gender & Identity Online Panel

Reception +

Film Screening - Forgotten Nation (2022) by Omoregie Osakpolor


Day 2 - 24th June Friday

DLT Lecture Theatre - located on the ground floor off the main SOAS reception, SOAS Main building

10:00 - 11:00 Art Practice and the Digital Turn - Artist Panel: Nelly Ating, Omoregie Osakpolor (Online), Jelili Atiku, Ayo Akinwande

11:00 - 12:00 Archives and the Making of The Past in the Future:

The Archive of forgetfulness Jumoke SanwoArtOp Archive

Lagos Photographers Archive: Karl Ohiri

12:00 - 13:00 Intervening with the environment - Christopher Nelson & Ayo Akinwandé ONLINE only

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 - 15:00 Art, Politics & The Digital: Collaborations and Looking to the Future: Round Table Plenary - Jerry Buhari, Charlie Gore, Paula Callus, and invited artists

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