Lagos Biennial 2024: the highlights

by Editors Staff

Lagos Biennial 2024 (3 – 10 February), the occasion’s fourth version and a return after a two-year hiatus, was held with the theme ‘refuge’, on the Tafawa Balewa Sq., an deal with honouring Nigeria’s first prime minister upon independence, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. The biennial was based in 2017 by an artist collective below the Àkéte Artwork Basis; it has since been devoted to the curation, presentation and significant discourse of artwork in Africa, including to the dialog round politics, financial and social complexities throughout the continent. 

The 2024 version featured a number of creatives throughout structure, arts, vogue and movie areas, all deciphering the refuge theme in their very own means and shaping their works by it. 

Lagos Biennial 2024 highlights

Miracle Central by Victor Ehikhamenor 

(Picture credit score: Victor Ehikhamenor. Photocredit_ courtesy of Victor Ehikhamenor)

In what could be considered the tallest set up on the biennial, visible artist Victor Ehikhamenor fused artwork with structure, making a grand set up titled Miracle Central that took the viewers again to the 2000s. The set up, a dialogue on faith, and the lengthy chokehold it has held on Nigeria for many years, took viewers right into a ‘church’ clad with 1000’s of white handkerchiefs, which symbolise the Pentecostal motion within the nation. Every part throughout the set up is suspended within the air, from floating chairs and musical devices to the pulpit and the microphone stand. By laying a number of mirrors on the ground, Ehikhamenor rendered equality earlier than God. ‘With Miracle Central, I prolong the main focus of my ongoing interrogations on the duality present in expressions of faith and tradition to Pentecostalism,’ Ehikhamenor mentioned. ‘Miracle Central invitations meditation on the hallowed house to be discovered on the intersections of faith, politics, historical past, and expressions of belonging.’

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