Få nyheder, ferniseringer og events hver uge i din mailbox. Tilmeld dig Kopenhagens ugentlige nyhedsmail

21.01.2014 NEWS

Obaranikosi by Jelili Atiku, 2013, Performance. Foto: Kabiru Adeola Abdulrasheed.

Nigerian Avant-Garde performance art at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

This week there is some good reason to visit Kunsthal Charlottenborg, where the renowned Nigerian performance artist, Jelili Atiku, will be performing

AF Maria Bordorff

"Obaranikosi" is the title of the two-piece performance work by Nigerian performance artist, Jelili Atiku, of which the first part took place last year in Atiku's home city, Lagos, in Nigeria, and of which the second part will be performed this week in Copenhagen (and afterwards at the Transmedial Festival in Berlin)

Tomorrow, Wednesday 22nd from 6 - 8 pm, the film "Lagos in the Red" will be displayed at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, followed by an artist talk with Jelili Atiku himself. The film focuses on political injustice and social inequality.

Saturday 25th at 1pm, the second part of the performance "Obaranikosi" will then take place. The meeting point is in the foyer of Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Bring warm clothes, as part of the performance will take place outdoor in Nyhavn.

Atiku was recently called Africa's avant-garde in Phaidon's book "Art Cities of the Future". Now, when he comes to Denmark with his performance art series "In the Red ", it's with the aim to remind the audience about the self-destructive nature of humanity.

See you at Kunsthal Charlottenborg this week for a unique art manifestation
For more information, click here

Skriv kommentar

Kunsthøjskolen på Ærø
TAl R - Glyptoteket
Lilith Performancestudio
Kunstskolen Spektrum
Københavns Kunstskole
Krabbesholm Højskole