EXHIBITION TITLED: REFLECTIONS AT THE NIGER DELTA CULTURAL CENTRE, AGBARHA –OTOR, DELTA STATE, NIGERIA. FEB AND MARCH 2010.
Olusegun Fayemi is a professor of pathology at the New York University, and also self taught experimental multi media artist and photographer with over 35 years experience in the area of photography. He is very widely travelled inside and outside Africa. This exhibition titled REFLECTIONS is primarily a social documentary of Sub Saharan Africa, and will show 32 works.
According to Fayemi
“My art articulates what I find as the realities and essence of contemporary Africa and Africans. These images traverse a wide spectrum in the rhythm of the daily lives of the African: from the resplendent attire of the African woman in Djenne market to the teeming thousands of people at Oshodi market; from the somber atmosphere in the subterranian churches in Lalibela to women dressed in brilliantly coloured aso-ebi dancing to popular praise songs in Anglican church in Abeokuta; from children playing with home-made toys to crowded classrooms across the continent; from pounding yam in Accra to grinding grains in Addis Ababa, from street minstrels and itinerant musicians in Lagos to street and open air dancing in Dakar. While many of these images are universal, others are distinctly and uniquely African in content and flavour revealing timeless narratives of how Africans live and the nuaces that shape their lives.”
His exhibition will be accompanied by 2 exhibition catalogues
Window to the Soul : Photographs celebrating African Women (Albofa Press, NY)
Voices from within: Photographs of African Children Albofa Press, NY)
Fayemi has exhibited in North America at the
Califonia State University, Fullerton, CA.
Cincinnati Musuem Cincinnati Ohio 2008
Temple University Philadelphia
In Nigeria at the
Quintessence Gallery 2008
Art Expo at the National Museum 2008 and 2009
Goethe Institut Lagos 2009
He is married with children.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
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