„I like the analogy between heaven and the artist’s creative process, in which the latter brings warmth, gives light, instills meaning, and, as it were, delivers a piece of eternity.“
In the series Inside the Library, we take a look into libraries and book collections holding some of the rarer and often forgotten publications, which are nonetheless essential to the discourse on both sides of the spectrum.
Featured this time: the library of La Boîte à Idée in Dakar, by SY Ken Aicha
„Who is El Anatsui? That is the question. An art enigma? A lecturer and mentor? A man who will do nothing else but art? The Exhibition “Playing with Chance” (14 March – 26 April 2014.) at the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Lagos does not only try to answer these questions, but gives the audience a chance to meet with the artist’s creative and personal life under the canopy of his 70th birthday.“ A review by Obidike Okafor