The second of two solo exhibitions; 'UNTITLED', opens at @strangerlagos on the 24th of Aug (5pm-9pm) till the 1st of September
Olatunde Alara seeks to highlight Avant-garde themes/practices as valid forms of depicting/critiquing contemporary experience within the Nigerian context; outside the traditional and often conservative methods, through practical experimentation with various mediums, collaborations, reclaiming public space, while emphasizing a DIY ethic.
The UNTITLED exhibition is a loose, thematic continuation of ‘Anti-Art’; in its use of ‘Modernist’ canon in framing Contemporary Nigerian experience in art; through its presentation of non-figurative themes that aim at broadening the current notions that guide which aesthetics are considered ‘Nigerian’ in contemporary art.
The exhibition will showcase art of an experimental nature, while emphasizing the need for a DIY approach to creating, that keeps ‘non-mainstream’ art relevant; through an independently organized event aimed at engaging progressive narratives/discourses in the Visual Arts.
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