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2022-05-09 | Invitation to artist talk with Lakin Ogunbanwo at Amsterdam Art Week 2022

safda adf afs We are pleased to invite you to two artists talk at Thami Mnyele Foundation during the Amsterdam Art Week 2022.
𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟑𝐭𝐡 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟓:𝟎𝟎-𝟏𝟕:𝟎𝟎
Artist talk with current resident Lakin Ogunbanwo, in an interview with Ashleigh McLean from WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery.
𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟒𝐭𝐡 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟑:𝟎𝟎-𝟏𝟓:𝟎𝟎
Artist talk with fellow Richard Kofi, artist and curator.
If you would like to join, please send an email to 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰@𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘪-𝘮𝘯𝘺𝘦𝘭𝘦.𝘯𝘭 to reserve a seat.

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𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟑 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟓:𝟎𝟎—𝟏𝟕:𝟎𝟎
𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭 𝐀𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐓𝐨𝐮𝐫

Presentation on the ins and outs of the Thami Mnyele Foundation artist in residency and an artist talk with current resident Nigerian photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo, who will be interviewed by Ashleigh McLean from WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa.

Central to Ogunbanwo's artistic research is his desire to document the culture of Lagos; expand the contemporary African visual archive; and bring a story in which the Africans show themselves. He documents the complexities of his culture with veiled portraits and fashion as cultural signifiers, going against the West's monolithic view of Africa.

Lakin Ogunbanwo was selected to receive the Thami Mnyele Foundation Residency Award in 2020. The selection was made by the Foundation, together with Touria El Glaoui, the director of 1-54 Contemporary Art Fair in Marrakesh, Morocco.

More info on AAW website

Thami Mnyele Foundation promotes the exchange of art and culture between Africa and the Netherlands.