środa, 13 listopada 2013

LagosPhoto 2013

© LagosPhoto 2013

Launched in 2010, LagosPhoto is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria. 

In a month long festival, events include exhibitions, workshops, artist presentations, discussions and large scale outdoor prints displayed throughout the city with the aim of reclaiming public spaces and engaging the general public with multifaceted stories of Africa. LagosPhoto aims to establish a community for contemporary photography which will unite local and international artists through images that encapsulate individual experiences and identities from across all of Africa. LagosPhoto presents and educates about photography as it is embodied in the exploration of historical and contemporary issues, the sharing of cultural practices, and the promotion of social programs.

Opening Reception: Voyages/Retour 
Organised by Goethe-Institut Nigeria 
November 16, 2013 
3 PM 
Federal Government Printing Press (Lagos Island) 

Voyage/Retour is the Museum Folkwang’s first photography exhibition in Africa. It focuses on the interactions and changes in perspectives between Africa and Europe as occurred during the 1920s through decolonization to the independence as portrayed through photography.The exhibition will feature images by Nigerian photographer J.D. Ojeikhere along with photographs from Folkwang’s collection by Rolf Gillhausen, Germaine Krull, Robert Lebeck, Malick Sidibé and Wolfgang Weber.It will also include images from the photography archives of the Federal Ministry of Information, Nigeria. 

Closing Ceremony: Voyages/Retour 
Organised by Goethe-Institut Nigeria 
December 1, 2013 
Lagos City Hall 

The Closing Ceremony for the Voyages/Retour exhibition will include a symposium entitled Photographic Archives and Historical Visual Memory, including international curator Okwui Enwezor and arts critic Chika Okeke-Agulu. 

Launch: Art Base Africa 

Art Base Africa, a new online platform for contemporary African art, launches during LagosPhoto 2013 with a special dedicated issue of the festival. Art Base Africa includes a database of contemporary African artists, an online journal that is published in quarterly thematic issues, and an online radio broadcast. Art Base Africa is supported by the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development.

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