Invisible Borders 2012 : The Kick Off

Posted: October 13, 2015 at 2:42 am by
We are happy to announce the 4th edition of  the Invisible Borders Trans-African Road Trip Project. After successful completion of the IB 2011 from Lagos to Addis Ababa, the Invisible-Borders team plans to travel from Lagos, Nigeria to Lubumbashi, Congo for the 2012 edition.  This year’s trip will feature ten artists from different countries in Africa precisely Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Mozambique. Traveling over 13,000 km within 49 days (through mostly rough terrains) from the 23rd of August to the 9th of October 2012.

The group will make stops of about five to seven days in the capital and important cities of Nigeria, Cameroun, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Congo (Kinshasa and Brazzaville) to create artistic works in collaboration with the indigenous artists in the cities, while networking within the art community. However intermediary stop will be made in towns between cities according to the on-ground reality of the trip.

Participants of Invisible Borders are dedicated to creating works, which portray the dynamism, richness as well as contradictions of the various modes of existence of the African people. In doing this, they reject a simplified notion of Africa nor a tidy definition of it, but instead hopes to create an archive of works which “complicates” the depiction of contemporary Africa, one which sees the continent as work-in-progress, rather than a foregone conclusion…
During the course of the road trip, we will keep a daily blog with interesting stories from the road, through images, short videos and of course writings. To follow the trip, subscribe to our facebooktwitter and Youtube.

For more information on the road trip and to discover the participating artists, click here

This project is generously supported by Prince Claus Fund, Canon Europe, Institut Français, Doual’Art, Picha, Spanish Cultural Centre, Bata  and many wonderful individuals alike.

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