Savvy Contemporary is proud to host the photographer and Artistic Director of Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Initiative, Emeka Okereke, its programme ARTension: Straightforward with…
Emeka Okereke will present the Invisible Borders project and grant an insight with regards to objectives, working process, critical discourses, as well as outcomes from the first two… editions. This presentation will take the form of a conference and interactive discussions with a slide show of images and textual materials… from the 2009 and 2010 edition, but also will be an opportunity to reveal developments towards the 3rd Edition: IB 2011. This will take place on Monday the 18th of April 2011
Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographic Initiative was founded in 2009, in a bid to contribute through art and photography to the patching of numerous gaps and misconceptions posed by frontiers within the 54 countries of Africa. It is an artists-led initiative organised and executed annually by as many as 10 Nigerian photographers. The project is trans-African in its orientation, and sees the participating artists collectively taking road trips across Africa to explore and participate in various photographic events, festival and exhibitions while engaging on a daily basis with the environment and the people encountered. The emphasis is primarily on the collective journey of the participating artists who, during their momentary stops in capital cities, create photographic works that often reflect their individual approach to engaging with local artists, art practitioners and the inhabitants. They also collaborate intensively with colleagues from each of the countries involved. Underpinning the project are several major aims:
• To tell Africa’s stories, by Africans, through photography and inspiring artistic interventions.
• Encourage exposure of upcoming African photographers towards experiencing art and photography as practiced in other parts of the continent.
• Establish a platform of cultural network that encourages and embraces trans-African artistic relationships within the continent.
• Contribute towards the socio-political discourse shaping Africa of the 21st Century.
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