My Brother’s Keeper – Group Show

Art Bridge Project & SABO Art, Lagos, Nigeria
22 Jul 2022 - 29 Jul 2022

James Adebayo, The One with Flowers, Detail, 2022.

James Adebayo, The One with Flowers, Detail, 2022.

Art Bridge Project in collaboration with SABO Art presents My Brother’s Keeper, a group exhibition featuring works by adeoluwa oluwajoba, Chijoke Anyacho, James Adebayo and Odinakachi Okoroafor. With focus on the family, religion, private and public spaces, the exhibition explores themes of community, collective joy and mutual empowerment in an ever-evolving world with diverse cultural and social identities. The exhibition will take place at MILIKI, Victoria Island, Lagos, from July 22nd to 29th 2022.

Through the use of suggestive titles such as The Land is Green and Together, Odinakachi Okoroafor’s works celebrate cultural diversity in Nigeria and connotes that the rise of tribalism and religious sentiments has become a clog in the wheel of progress in the nation. In adeoluwa oluwajoba’s distorted collages of human figures, the artist explores the complexities of navigating private and public spaces. Drawing on personal experiences of sharing apartments with friends, he mirrors the conditions of contemporary migration, mobility, transformation and transition. In James Adebayo’s recent body of work, The One with Flowers, the artist engages his friends who are also artists as his muse to trigger conversations around friendship and building safe spaces for people to communicate their needs, desires and emotions. Influenced by the Bible verse “Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle”, Chijioke Anyacho creates a mythical universe that offers a wider perspective on our often futile efforts to control the chaos of the world.




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