Friday, June 19, 2009

Nnenna Okore Art Exhibition

Where will you be on June 2oth, 2009?

Nnenna Okore, the talented and internationally acclaimed sculptor and installation artist, returns to Nigeria to hold her first major art exhibition beginning June 20th, 4pm, at the Goethe Institut in Lagos. After series of exhibitions at galleries in the US and the UK, the Assistant Professor of Art at North Park University, Chicago will bring her vibrant and constructive approach to sculptural and installation art to a keen Nigerian art audience. The exhibition will be opened by her former professor and mentor at the University of Nsukka and famed art sculptor in his own right El Anatsui.

Nnenna often uses materials found in urban environments. Her artworks reflect the way that natural and man-made materials evolve, decay and transform, while other pieces can take on the character and flowing shape of traditional woven cloths or elements of nature. She has received several awards and residencies worldwide, and has been exhibited in several prestigious galleries and museums around the world. The German Cultural center, the Goethe Institut are her hosts for this show presented by Kachifo Limited, publishers of Farafina Books.

The show runs at the Goethe Institut from June 20th until July 10th.

Nnenna can be found here; you can contact the organisers by sending an email to:

Opening Date: June 20th, 2009

Time: 4pm

Venue: Goethe Institut, Lagos

RSVP the event here.

1 comment:

    I just read aboutthis on Nnamdi's (incessant scribble)blog. She seems lik a great artist. If I was in Lagos, I would have definately gone.