DAVID PALACIOS: SAVE THE DATA

DAVID PALACIOS: SAVE THE DATA
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Save the Data is Cuban artist David Palacios’ first solo exhibition in Lagos running from June 12 to 26, 2016. Organized by the African Artists´ Foundation and Ford Foundation, the exhibition kicks off with an opening reception on Sunday June 12 at the Omenka Gallery.

Save the Data is a compilation of Palacios’ ideas developed since 2012 as part of his project Art Report in which he juxtaposes art codes with statistical information and news. The exhibition features graphics-paintings, digital prints, installations, and videos that take a critical look at models of representation of the information industry using visual news agency mechanisms. Here, the artist takes as a reference issues on the global and Nigerian agenda such as the global economy, international investment, oil prices, military spend, social issues and poverty levels, and presents them with an interdisciplinary approach, in works that at first glance seem innocuous graphics and reports.

David Palacios currently lives and works between London (UK) and Abuja (Nigeria).


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