by Ladun Ogidan
From May 2 to 16, 2015, the Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos will present Twist and Twirls, an exhibition of recent work by Olumide Onadipe.
Onadipe already well-known for using beads to express himself in cubist fashion, takes a turn to employ processed materials such as plastic bags, wood, glass and metal in a bid to explore the influence of technology on an evolving borderless society, as well as its negative effects on our climate.
The artist explains, “Ours is an age rattled by natural disasters since pollution has become a lifestyle and our ecosystem increasingly endangered. Indeed, there is a shift from conscious, deliberate protection of the ecosystem to an unconscious eco-terrorism. In the light of these, I tend to interrogate why development -as sweet as it may sound and is, parodies danger, making the predictable become unpredictable and how development affects climate and environmental change, turning globalization to global warming.
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