Invisible Borders à N’djamena: Workshop/Exhibition of photographs, writings and video

Posted: May 23, 2013 at 11:26 am by

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INVISIBLE BORDERS is pleased to announce the exhibition “INVISIBLE BORDERS À N’DJAMENA”, at the Institut Français of Tchad, featuring photographs, writing, and films from the Invisible Borders Road Trip 2011: Lagos – Addis Ababa. The exhibition also includes a film projection in the public space and workshops in collaboration with Abdoulaye Barry and 7 Chadian photographers.

“Invisible Borders à N’Djamena” features work by five artists from Invisible Borders and seven Chadian photographers: Ray Daniels Okeugo, Jumoke Sanwo, Ala Kheir, Kemi Akin-Nibosun, and Emeka Okereke; and Kram Ral Narabaye, Djimyeman Innocent, Dilah Silvain, Mianhounoum Nadji, Nagatil Ronelbe, Mahamou Ali Ahmat Bello, and Salma Khalil.

The Invisible Borders Trans-African Road Trip is a project that annually assembles up to 10 African artists – photographers, writers, filmmakers and art historians from different countries in Africa – to embark on a road trip across the African continent with aims to animate the discourse of borders and Trans-African exchange. Two years after encountering N’Djamena on the third edition of the Road Trip project, Invisible Borders reconvenes in Chad to share works from the trip in the context where many of the images were taken.

The Road Trip project is a social intervention by a selected number of 21st century African artists who believe that building a Trans-African highway of the mind and sensitizing the populace toward trans-cultural exchange is the key to maximizing the unexplored potentials of the people of Africa.

About Invisible Borders:

Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Initiative is an art-led initiative, founded in Nigeria in 2009 by passionate Nigerian artists—mostly photographers—with a drive and urge to effect change. The vision of the initiative is to become a symbol of networking and trans-border associations within the arts and photography in Africa, but also to become a platform for young emerging talents in the continent, encouraging them to think beyond borders at the beginning of their creative quest.

The mission of the Initiative is to tell Africa’s stories, by Africans, through photography and inspiring artistic interventions; to encourage exposure of upcoming African photographers towards art and photography as practiced in other parts of the continent; to establish a platform that encourages and embraces trans-African artistic relationships, and to contribute towards the socio-political discourse shaping Africa of the 21st Century.

Their activities aim to cut through the local, national and international, and to create points of interactions between these levels, hence the name “Invisible Borders.”

Exhibition Opening:  Thursday 13 June, 2013
Workshops:                          13 – 19 June, 2013
Venue:                        Institut Francais du Tchad, Avenue Mobutu. BP 1284 N’Djamena – TCHAD

The “Invisible Borders à N’Djamena” exhibition is supported by the Institut Français of Chad, the Embassy of France, and Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organisation. | | Twitter @invisiblebord | Instagram @invisibleborders
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