SOAS University of London

Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London

Curator's Talk: Art and the Articulation of Politics in Nigeria

Dr Charles Gore, Dr Paula Callus, Joy Onyejiako

Date: 28 June 2022Time: 8:00 PM

Finishes: 28 June 2022Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Lecture

Curators Dr Charles Gore and Dr Paula Callus, with moderator Joy Onyejiako, will discuss the work of several key Nigerian contemporary artists from a spectrum of media and practice, including photographers, cartoonists, animators, video, and mixed-media artists, and consider how they encounter and respond to the often-challenging circumstances found in Nigeria shaped as they often are by local and national politics. In particular they will focus upon how artists operated within and outside of official networks in Nigeria and within contested spaces on social media around the elections in 2019.

How to attend this talk

This event will be held on Zoom. It is free and open to the public.

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Read about the current exhibition 'In a Pot of Hot Soup: Art and the Articulation of Politics in Nigeria

Organiser: Brunei Gallery, SOAS Alumni, AFSOAS

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