Tuesday, 18th March 2014: Invisible Borders fundraiser at the Walther Collection Space New York
You are cordially invited to a fundraiser and presentation for Invisible Borders, the Trans-African Photography Project, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
The Walther Collection Project Space
526 West 26th Street, Suite 718
New York, NY 10001
Beginning at 7pm.
Featuring presentations by photographers Emmanuel Iduma, Dawit Petros, and Emeka Okereke.
Beginning June 2, 2014, ten artists working in photography, film, literature, and performance art will travel by road from Lagos, Nigeria to Sarajevo, Bosnia, spending a total of five months together and crossing up to 24 countries in the process. The work produced during the road trip will investigate issues of migration, movement, identity, trans-Africanism, intercultural exchange, and artistic collaboration. This fundraising event aims to contribute essential support for Invisible Borders in realizing the 2014 Lagos–Sarajevo trip.
Since its founding in Nigeria in 2009, Invisible Borders has made four road trips across more than a dozen African countries. The photographs, films, and writings from the project have been exhibited in Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Accra, Vienna, N’djamena, Khartoum, Addis Ababa, and Brazzaville. Invisible Borders, and founder Emeka Okereke, were part of the Al Jazeera’s New African Photography documentary film series in 2013. The road trips have been featured widely in major international media, including CNN, and included in The New Museum’s 2012 Triennial “The Ungovernables.”
The Invisible Borders Trans-African Project is a non-profit organization. The 178,000 USD we raise offsets all logistical costs for the project including travel expenses, food, and accommodation for 10 artists and 3 crew members for a period of 151 days. We have worked closely with cultural institutions and funding organizations to support our work. Due to the expanded scope of this year’s Road Trip, we are expanding our fund raising efforts to private and public institutions. Your individual and collective efforts will facilitate the successful completion of the project.
Invisible Borders has thrived on the goodwill and support of a number of individuals and cultural partners since its inception. Organized in collaboration with The Walther Collection in New York, the event will also provide a forum to discuss the ideals and accomplishments of the project. We have equally prepared takeaway prints and raffle draws of images selected from the iconic images of Invisible Borders Road Trip.
All contributions are tax-deductible.
See you there!
The Invisible Borders Team