The Ben Enwonwu Foundation Presents the 7th Edition of ‘Point of View’

The Ben Enwonwu Foundation Presents the 7th Edition of ‘Point of View’-Omenka Online

The Ben Enwonwu Foundation in collaboration with the Society of Nigerian Artists and supported by Alliance Française /Mike Adenuga Centre Lagos and Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, will on 25 May present the seventh edition of its monthly series of talks ‘Point of View’(POV). The talks will hold at Alliance Française/Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Themed ‘Africa’s Cultural Heritage and the Case for Restitution’, this edition will lend voice to increasing global calls and debates for the repatriation of looted art to Nigeria, more specifically the renowned Benin bronzes. The talks also seek to discuss current efforts in this direction, Nigeria’s state of preparedness in receiving and preserving them as well as well as its impact on Nigerian cultural heritage.

The programme is as scheduled below:

Screening of Rawson’s Boat by multimedia performance artist and sculptor, Jelili Atiku


The Benin Massacre: Memories and Experiences by Prof Peju Layiwola, Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos.

The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution by Dan Hicks FSA, Professor of Contemporary Archaeology, University of Oxford.

Panel Discussion

The Restitution Debate: Diaspora Affairs, Migration and the Reinvention of Identity

Azu Nwagbogu, Director/Founder, African Artists Foundation

Dr Vincent Hiribarren, Director, Institut Français de Recheche en Afrique (Nigeria)

University of Ibadan

Kofo Adeleke, President, Legacy Restoration Trust

The panel will be moderated by

Peter Okotor

Assistant Curator, Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos

*Please note that all COVID-19 protocols will be observed and seating will be limited to ensure social distancing.

This event is proudly supported by the Society of Nigerian Artists, Alliance Française Lagos, Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos, CIL Acquico Ltd, Five Cowries Art Education, Jackson, Etti & Edu, Vanguard, Ventures Platform, BusinessDay, Toff Resources Nigeria Ltd, Connect Nigeria, TSA Contemporary Art Magazine, EKO Trends, Environews Nigeria, The Lagos Weekender, The Sole Adventurer, WildflowerPR and Omenka.

Social Media Handles

Instagram – @pointofviewlagos

Twitter – @POVLagos

Facebook – Point of View Lagos

YouTube – Point of View


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