Join Tiwani Contemporary for a juicy summer as they open a new exhibition titled The Pineapple Show on Saturday July 9th, 2016. At the launch party, visitors will be treated to a tour of the exhibition by the curator Zina Saro-Wiwa, who is also an artist and founder of Port Harcourt-based gallery Boys’ Quarters Project Space.
For The Pineapple Show, Zina Saro-Wiwa has drawn together a group of artists working out of Nigeria, the UK and the United States who have produced artworks that explore the semiotics of the iconic pineapple fruit and expand its cultural narratives. The exhibition demonstrates Boys’ Quarters’ commitment to examining the relationship between self and environment and sees the gallery continue its investigations into local food and food cultures, re-defining and re-imagining what ‘environmentalism’ can mean.
Artists featured are: Elizabeth Colomba (Martinique/USA), Ian Deleón (USA/Brazil/Cuba), Ayana Evans (USA), Jowhor Ile (Nigeria), Odili Donald Odita (USA/Nigeria), Perrin Oglafa (Nigeria), Temitayo Ogunbiyi (Nigeria), Zina Saro-Wiwa (Nigeria/USA/UK), Johnson Uwadinma (Nigeria) and Arlene Wandera (Kenya/UK).
Opening date: Saturday July 9th, 2016
Time: | 2 – 5 PM , Curator’s Tour | 2 – 3 PM
Launch party highlight: Cocktails and a small menu of dishes will be served during the party, featuring recipes Saro-Wiwa has devised especially for this event, created from ingredients sourced in the Niger Delta.
Start your summer with this unique programme of art, food and cocktails.