Art Twenty One, now part of Lagos’ burgeoning spaces for contemporary arts, presents a group exhibition to explore the politics and mechanisms of mass media, tagged: Breaking News. Running from April 30 to June 22, 2016, the exhibition will feature artists working in painting, drawing, photography, video and installation.
The exhibition, through the works of the artists, will examine how the content and media through which we become saturated with ideas, images, etc., in our twenty-four hour news cycle world shapes society and defines individuals. In various artistic modes, the exhibiting artists push forward the question: “Are we melting into the static of our technological screens, or is there still room for individuality in our new media world?” A question anyone who has spent a moment on Twitter or Instagram is familiar with, the same way generations past were in the era when Newspapers were ubiquitous.
The participating artists are: Jakob S. Boeskov and Teco Benson, Obinna Makata, Native Maqari, Abraham Oghobase, Bob-Nosa Uwagboe, Chibuike Uzoma, Uche Uzorka. Breaking News is curated by Joseph Gergel.
Art Twenty One is situated in Eko Hotel & Suites, 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Kuramo Waters, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
For more information, visit www.art21lagos.com.
Featured Image: Still from Dr. Cruel and the Afro- Icelandic Liberation Front (2010) by Jakob S. Boeskov and Teco Benson
Video, 9:18 Produced by Creative Time, New York