Videonale in Lagos
31 January – 28 February 2016
Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos / Kongi Gallery, Freedom Park, Lagos
Opening: 30 January, 5pm, Kongi Gallery, Freedom Park
Videonale Bonn, and Video Art Network (VAN), Lagos, join forces to present the project ‘Videonale in Lagos: Changing City – Shifting Spaces’. The project is an initiative of KfW Stiftung which wishes to contribute to the ongoing development of new media artistic practice in Nigeria by supporting local up-and-coming talents in establishing international contacts. It is realised in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Nigeria and the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos.
When looking at today’s globalised, digital realities the language of the moving image has become a universal tool to comment and reflect on the ever-shifting spaces of everyday life. With the topic ‘Changing City – Shifting Spaces’ Videonale in Lagos explores the dynamics of urban space in a video art workshop for artists based in Nigeria, led by the internationally acclaimed Anglo-Ethiopian video artist Theo Eshetu in collaboration with the Nigerian artist/curator Jude Anogwih (VAN Lagos), as well as an exhibition featuring Nigerian and international artists curated by Jude Anogwih (VAN Lagos) and Tasja Langenbach & Jennifer Gassmann (Videonale Bonn).
With works by Ima-Abasi Okon, Aderemi Adegbite, Jude Anogwih, Victor Ehikhamenor, Theo Eshetu, Christoph Faulhaber, Heidrun Holzfeind, Uche-Okpa Iroha, Zhenchen Liu, Melanie Manchot, Emeka Ogboh, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Otolith Group, Nicolas Provost, Adejoke Tugbiyele, Emeka Udemba, Zsolt Vasarhelyi, Jan Verbeek, Tobias Yves Zintel.
Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos
9 McEwen Street
Sabo, Yaba, Lagos
Saturday/Sunday by appointment only
Kongi Gallery, Freedom Park
Old Prison Ground Broad Street
Lagos Island, Lagos
Monday- Saturday 10am-5pm
January 30, 5 pm, Kongi Gallery, Freedom Park
8 pm, Public Screening, Amphitheater, Freedom Park
January 31 – February 1, Kongi Gallery, Freedom Park
January 31 – February 28, CCA
January 23, 2016, 5pm
Theo Eshetu, artist (Berlin/Rome)
Department of Creative Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos
February 28, 2016, 2-6pm: CCA
Presentation and screening of the video art workshop at Biennale Jogja XIII ‘Hacking Conflict: Indonesia meets Nigeria’, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, October 2015