'At Work' features new artistic projects created by artists during the artists’ three month residencies with the Arthouse Foundation in 2016.
'At Work' is a group exhibition that explores unique perspectives in interrogating the city of Lagos set to hold on Saturday, March 18, 2017, 6 PM, at the Kia Showroom, 43B Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos,
'At Work' features new artistic projects by Tyna Adebowale, Jelili Atiku, Dipo Doherty and Olumide Onadipe, created during the artists’ three month residencies with the Arthouse Foundation in 2016. With a prompt to experiment with new forms and ideas that were inspired by their experiences in Lagos.
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These artists produced new series that form a spatial and conceptual mapping of the city. They question how we interact and move within the urban environment and how cultural identity is framed through complex social and political forces. Working across painting, drawing, sculpture, performance and installation, they raise diverse issues ranging from economic inequality and government corruption to gender issues and methods of consumption.
The Arthouse Foundation is a non-profit organisation that aims to encourage the creative development of contemporary art in Nigeria. Through a residency-based programme, the Arthouse Foundation provides a platform for artists to expand their practice and experiment with new art forms and ideas.
By establishing a network that supports cross-cultural exchange between Nigerian and international artists, the Arthouse Foundation embraces contemporary art as an educational model to engage communities, promote social dialogue and advance the critical discourse of artistic practices.