Dey Your Lane ! – Lagos Variations

BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts , Brussel, Belgium
17 Jun 2016 - 04 Sep 2016

Dey Your Lane ! – Lagos Variations

Lakin Ogunbanwo, The human condition © LagosPhoto 2013

In the context of the Summer of Photography on the theme ‘Urban Vibes’, BOZAR presents the exhibition Dey your Lane! Lagos Variations, curated by Azu Nwagbogu.

‘Dey your Lane!’ is a typical Lagos expression for ‘mind your own business’.

When you realise that Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, with a population of over 18 million, you can imagine this phrase comes in handy. With photography, video and soundscapes, the exhibition depicts the individualistic and creative dynamic generated by the huge city. See how the inhabitants of this megalopolis appropriate the public space and make their personal and collective ambitions come true.

This exhibition is accompanied by a great selection of Nigerian cinema, literature and contemporary dance.

Curator: Azu Nwagbogu (director Lagos Photo)

Works by artists including: Abraham Oghobase (Lagos), Adeola Olagunju (Lagos), Adolphus Opara (Lagos), Akintude Akinleye (Lagos), Andrew Dosunmu (New York), Bas Losekoot (Amsterdam), Cristina de Middel (Mexico City), David Uzochukwu (Brussels), François Beaurain (Paris), George Osodi (Lagos), Iké Ude (New York), Ikiré Jones (Lagos), Kadara Enyeasi (Nigeria), Karimah Ashadu (London), Lard Buurman (Amsterdam), Logo Oluwamuyiwa Adeyemi (Lagos), Lakin Ogunbanwo (Lagos), Lorenzo Vitturi (London), Medina Dugger (Lagos), Robin Hammond (Auckland), Samuel James (New York), Zina Saro-Wiwa (New York/Lagos), Uche Okpa Iroha (Lagos), Hans Wilschut

Video credit: Robin Hammond, National Geographic Creative



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