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Highlights: Lagos Biennal 2024

Last Month, the Lagos Biennial brought together 80 artists who explored how to create an operative notion of refuge to offer alternate paths towards constructing renewable communities and work towards ecological justice in this historical moment of systemic crisis. Situated in the heart of Lagos on the grounds of Tafawa Balewa Square, a site named in honour of the first Nigerian Prime Minister, the Biennal offered an opportunity to reassess the promises, disappointments, and ongoing ramifications of the nation-state model with its panoply of modes of governance under the aegis of global capital.


By situating Lagos as an international geopolitical nerve point and an international hub for artistic expression, the biennial opens a speculative space for the fabrication of alternate realities.


Here are some visual highlights of the event...


Installation view of Miracle Centre by Victor Ehikhamenor during the Lagos Biennial. Image courtesy of the Lagos Biennial.
Installation view of Miracle Centre by Victor Ehikhamenor during the Lagos Biennial. Image courtesy of the Lagos Biennial.

Installation view of the Traces of Ecstasy Pavilion. Image courtesy of the Lagos Biennial.
Installation view of the Traces of Ecstasy Pavilion. Image courtesy of the Lagos Biennial.


Em’kal Eyongakpa, Betok babhi, Babhi betandat, bassem (2022-2024). Image courtesy of the Lagos Biennial.
Em’kal Eyongakpa, Betok babhi, Babhi betandat, bassem (2022-2024). Image courtesy of the Lagos Biennial.

 Entrance to the Lagos Biennial. Image courtesy of the Lagos Biennial.
Entrance to the Lagos Biennial. Image courtesy of the Lagos Biennial.


 

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