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The Lagos Biennial 2024 commences this weekend!


Opening at the Tafawa Balewa Square,from February 3-10 2024,  this years biennial addresses the concept of the nation-state and critically reflects on the site of the exhibition, Tarawa Balewa Square–the venue of Nigerian independence celebrations in 1960, and a key venue of the Festival of Black Arts and Culture FESTAC ’77, notably hosting a concert of the great musician an activist Miriam Makeba.


Lesley Lokko. Photo by Murdo Macleod

The Lagos Biennial brings together artists who explore how to create an operative notion of refuge that can offer alternate paths towards constructing renewable communities and work towards ecological justice in this historical moment of systemic crisis.


The Lagos Biennial brings together artists who explore how to create an operative notion of refuge that can offer alternate paths towards constructing renewable communities and work towards ecological justice in this historical moment of systemic crisis. It offers 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. The critical issues of this 21st century – even though global in reach – are played out in local, national, and regional spaces. Their profound implications and effects on our lives are enabled and activated in the present by choices made at the level of the individual or community.


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.


Artistic Directors: Kathryn Weir and Folakunle Oshun


For More on the programme, visit Lagos Biennial


 

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The Lagos Biennial 2024 commences this weekend!

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