19 -24 JANUARY 2015
CCA, Lagos is pleased to have hosted an one week Performance Workshop Exchange involving artists from Nigeria, Finland, Norway, Cameroon, Ghana, Sweden. The dynamic engagements and discussion will result in a final presentation on Saturday involving performances, screenings, conversations, presentations and question and answer sessions.
Bernard Akoi-Jackson will be doing a performance from Yaba Market to CCA, Lagos from 1pm. Please join us.
ARTISTS : Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Taiwo Aiyedogbon, Christian Etongo, Henna-Riikka Halonen, Sandra Mujinga, Petter Pettersson, Odun Orimolade and Tori Wranes.
PRODUCER : Petter Pettersson, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo, Stockholm
CURATORS : Marianne Hultman,Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Bisi Silva, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos
Date: 24 January 2015
Venue: CCA, Lagos
ABOUT THE PROJECT
During 2015 Lilith Performance Studio in Malmö will carry out a large-scale collaborative project between the Nordic countries and West African focusing on performance. The aim of this collaborative project is to create conditions for a broader public representation of artistic cultures and traditions that have not received sufficient attention in Sweden/Scandinavia. Basically, it’s about creating conditions for freedom of expression for all citizens in the Nordic region as well as in West Africa. We believe that all partners have as much to learn from each other, it is the only prerequisite for a productive and creative exchange.
Because performance is still considered an independent art form, and because it has no historical “baggage” in West Africa, it makes it a useful tool for conversations about contemporary art, its place in society and freedom of expression.