Goethe-Institut, Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa 28 Nov 2013 - 31 Jan 2014
Opening on November 28th, photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi shares his impressions of wandering through the streets of Johannesburg in his body of work Adama in Wonderland. On that same day, the artist will offer a walkabout of his exhibition.
Renowned Nigerian photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi has for some years focused his output on mega-cities, especially those on the African continent, including work on Cairo, Lagos and Kinshasa. The body Adama in Wonderland, was developed during stays in the city in 2012 and 2013. The artist describes the work as ‘a wander through the contested streets of Johannesburg looking for, searching for its essential essence. Extremely fine gold dust floating ever so ephemerally in the evening twilight, down the grid-patterned streets of Downtown, out into the southern suburbs and up and away into the northern counterparts, and in no way forgetting the equally contested streets of the western and eastern suburbs.’
Opening with presence of the artist: 28.11.2013, 18h30