Introducing the Cinema of Femi Odugbemi at Northwestern University Block Theatre by Prof. Paul Ugor

Award-winning film-maker Femi Odugbemi, visited two International Universities – the Illinois State University and Northwestern University, Chicago, to discuss the meteoric growth of the Nigerian film industry. While there, three of his best works were screened for a study on the Nigerian film industry. Amongst the distinguished scholars who were part of programme were Prof. Paul Ugor of the English literature and cultures......

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Akԑ yaaa heko | One does not take it anywhere

from 21 November 21, 2017, to January 12, 2018, Gallery 1957, Accra presents Akԑ yaaa heko | One does not take it anywhere, a collaborative project between renowned fantasy coffin maker Paa Joe and performance artist Elisabeth Efua Sutherland. Coinciding with Paa Joe’s 70th birthday (and marking his 40th year in the coffin trade), the exhibition considers traditional funerary customs in contemporary Ghana.......

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Azu Nwagbogu on LagosPhoto Festival 2017

Established in 2007 by the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), the 2017 edition of the LagosPhoto Festival themed Regimes of Truth will explore the pursuit for and presentation of truth in contemporary society, gleaning inspiration from the writings of some of the 19th and 20th centuries’ most influential literary realists and intellectuals. Omenka is proud to be media partners with LagosPhoto Festival. This interview......

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John Murray: Aftermath
Art, News |
November 14, 2017

John Murray: Aftermath

The process of representation throws the artist into the dual delights of (1) succeeding in creating the illusion of form and (2) the material act of making. It is the latter of these two delights that South African painter, John Murray, foregrounds in his latest solo exhibition, Aftermath. The works on show are held in a tension between figuration and abstraction. Forms drawn......

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