The Boju Boju Photo-Installation explores the concepts of perception, duality, and the multifaceted layers of the human reality.
The Osh Gallery is proud to announce the Opening of the Boju Boju Photo-Installation by young Nigerian Photographer - Ayo Akinwande. The exhibition opens to the general public on the 27th of June, 2015. Time: 6pm, Venue: 381, Herbert Macaulay way, St Agnes, Yaba Lagos.
“The Boju Boju Photo-Installation explores the concepts of perception, duality, and the multifaceted layers of the human reality. Taking its roots from Oro festival of the Yoruba traditional culture, the Boju Boju game is an adaptation of Hide and Seek. Ayo Akinwande cleverly winds these overlapping themes into a maze, highlighting the focal points of a social spectrum and addressing salient phenomena and maladies which seem to have attained the status of normalcy. He attempts to wade through an ideological trajectory and pose questions which situate the viewer in the same scape. Akinwande makes use of a wide array of props, chief of which are selected West African masks.
In an attempt to engage the viewer in the game, the entire exhibition is stretched on a 100 Meter canvas. The photographer, whose initial works are hinged on the performative, exploits the same process as he employs a number of nude models to illustrate his narrative."