The highly anticipated exhibition ‘The Oceans and the Interpreters’ recently closed its doors at the public venue for viewing at the Yabe Art Museum, Yaba College of Technology Lagos, after several days of viewing. The exhibition, which was inspired by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka’s literary masterpiece, The Interpreters, explored the complexities of African-Asian relationships and their artistic interpretations.
Curated by Nobuo Takamori, the exhibition featured artwork from renowned artists from countries such as Malaysia, Korea, Vietnam, and Greece and was made possible with the generous support of the National Culture & Arts Foundation of Taiwan, Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp., and Taipei Trade Office in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The exhibition opening event was attended by many prominent personalities and art enthusiasts from across the continent. Attendees were given the opportunity to explore the various photographs, videos, and installations and learn about the inspiration behind the exhibition and the featured artists.
The exhibition was also accompanied by numerous special events, such as a cooking workshop in collaboration with the Yaba Art Museum and Yaba College of Technology’s Department of Hotel and Catering and an E-Waste Currency workshop open to E-workers and Yaba Tech students.
The exhibition served as an insightful platform to appreciate and celebrate the unique relationship between African and Asian cultures and highlighted the talent of many renowned artists.
The Oceans and the Interpreters exhibition was open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The exhibition ended and was closed on November 18, 2023.