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Re-Imaging Futures: Future Images

Museum of Contemporary Art LagosLagos 2/5 Idowo Ajao Street Ajao Estate, Anthony Village, Lagos, Nigeria
Start Date:
February 13, 2019
End Date:
February 13, 2019


e-Imaging Futures: Future Images features a curated guest panel discussing contemporary issues through the window of art in Nigeria today. These guests are a younger set of artists working in Nigeria with considerable international and local following. Their conversations will be around what Nigerianness means especially as people working in the art world today. 

The audience will have the opportunity to listen to artists who work using diverse mediums, including art curators and directors who are continuously seeking out and assembling the best of contemporary Nigerian art and showcasing these locally and internationally, but also educators and those pioneering institutions that nurture young artists. 

Adenrele Sonariwo
Fati Abubakar
Folakunle Oshun
Professor Jerry Buhari
Mike Asukwo
Uche Okpa Iroha

The issues they explore in their work are everyday realities; the ever-present negotiation about post-independent Nigeria, about identities, about what these will mean few years down the line, and how art/artists are shaping these narratives. 

The exhibition, Re-Imaging Futures: A Trans-Nigerian Conversation, on view at Nigerian Railway Corporation Yard, Yaba Lagos, is the outcome of the Borders Within Trans-Nigerian Road Trip (2016 and 2017), an Initiative of Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organisation. Curated by Innocent Ekejiuba and Yinka Elujoba. 

Innocent Ekejiuba is a project manager and art administrator with varying interests that include art, technology, social media, traditional journalism, educational reforms, and history. He is also a tech enthusiast, media analyst, literary critic, and a media advisor to Barnhouse Publishing, Roving Heights Book Distribution, Sankofa Initiative for Culture and Development, and Fourth Canvas Design Agency. Innocent is currently the Project Manager for Invisible Borders Trans-African Organisation. 

Yinka Elujoba is a Nigerian writer and art critic currently finishing up an MFA in Art Writing at the School of Visual Arts, New York. His texts have been published in different journals, magazines and exhibition catalogues and have also been part of exhibitions at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and Krakow, Poland. He is currently the Director of Publications at Invisible Borders Trans-African Organization. 

Image: Zaynab Odunsi, School Boys, 2016, Warri, Nigeria