EKO LA WA // DIS IS LAGOS Workshop on Installation, Art and Public Space in Lagos

The Arthouse Foundation presents a workshop by current artists-in-residence Native Maqari and Mukhtara Yusuf on June 28, 2018, 10 AM-4 PM, at the British Council, 20 Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi. Participants must register on Eventbrite. This workshop is limited to 12 participants.

The focus of this workshop will be to address social issues concerning Lagos as a city and efforts to make art that intervenes, transforming obstacles into tools and subjects. The artists will discuss how their own work intervenes in space, and will work with participants on cultivating similar challenging, opportunity oriented thinking.

This workshop is free for registered participants.


Native Maqari

Born in Zaria, Nigeria in based in Paris, France, Native Maqari is a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans video, installation, performance, painting and drawing. His recent projects have united performance and video to create in situ videos, with live performances at the Villa Medici in Rome, Palazzo Lenzi in Florence and Maison des Arts in Paris in 2017. Maqari’s project in Lagos centers around the historical, economic and sociopolitical significance of the indigo pigment in Northern Nigeria, particularly in Kano and Zaria. Maqari has completed artists residencies at the Jannat El Arif Foundation in Algeria, La Maska Foundation in Geres, France, and Villa Medici in Rome.

Mukhtara Yusuf

Mukhtara Yusuf is a Nigerian artist living in the United States, who works in social sculpture and installation. Her work explores topics surrounding African identity, selfhood, political injustice, personal trauma and healing. Her work often uses found materials to engage cultural history and relay narrative. Her project in Lagos is an interactive installation that evokes a speculative future Lagos. Using found materials such as man made environments, waste and natural plants, she will dream of the urban landscape of Lagos’ future and address class and infrastructural issues. Mukhtara received an MA in Communications, Culture, Media from the University of California, San Diego and a BA from Dartmouth College.

Thu, June 28, 2018

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM WAT

British Council, 20 Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos

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