24 Hours of the Smithsonian in Lagos: It was an Interactive experience through the world of Film, Art, Photography and Fashion!

24 Hours of the Smithsonian in Lagos: It was an Interactive experience through the world of Film, Art, Photography and Fashion!

Held on November 6th, 2021, “24 Hrs of the Smithsonian in Lagos” was a collaborative interactive art experience in partnership with Artwork X Lagos, the African International Film Competition (AFRIFF), the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) and David Adjaye intended venue Alára to convey collectively the intercontinental, Nigeria and the African diaspora through the worlds of film, artwork, pictures, and trend with “Taste! 24 Hours of the Smithsonian in Lagos”

Style! Curated by former Smithsonian Artist Study Fellow Temitayo Ogunbiyi, it is a multisensory, participative artwork expertise that requires the use of sound, pictures, and food stuff by audio artist Emeka Ogboh, New York-based photographer Iké Udé and Temitayo Ogunbiyi in collaboration with chef Renèe Chuks.

Kicking off with Style! Mystique, on Friday, November 5, Iké Udé held a masterclass for a group of Lagos-centered photographers in collaboration with the African Artists’ Foundation. A select group of youthful artists ended up tutored by Udé in his signature design and style, mystique at the intersection of harmony and the unforeseen. The members then took portraits of Nollywood actor, producer, and imaginative entrepreneur Enyinna Nwigwe future to evocative “props.”

The NMAFA board reception adopted on November 6, hosted by Gbenga Oyebode at Nok. He expressed his excitement that this was the initial Smithsonian encounter in Africa, with Lagos as the to start with prevent.

“This is the extremely to start with Smithsonian celebration on the continent, happy for Lagos to guide and psyched about what lies in advance.”

In the same vein, Director Ngaire Blankenberg spoke about their plans for new collaborations across Africa to create and build new immersive artwork ordeals.

The “24 Hrs of the Smithsonian in Lagos” primary celebration was held on Sunday, November 7 showcasing the Style! Transformation, Flavor! Mystique, Taste! Sound and Style! Memory ordeals. Guests, influencers, Nollywood stars, and artists like Noble Igwe, Enyinna Nwigwe, Saga Adeolu, Emmanuel Oyeleke, Ugonna Ibe, and many others were being in a position to check out and, participate in Flavor! held concurrently at the David Adjaye created location Alara.

Emeka Ogboh’s ‘Sounds of Lagos’ playlist ushered in readers with a blend of upbeat, soulful, and melodic appears impressed by the streets of Lagos.

This was followed by the Taste! Mystique portrait exhibition by Iké Udé featuring dynamic portraits of muse Enyinna Nwigwe by younger Nigerian photographers from the beforehand held masterclass.

The Style! Memory expertise highlighted regionally developed botanical bites geared up by Chef Renee Chuks and Temitayo Ogunbiyi reminiscent of their childhoods in Lagos.

The Taste! Transformation panel discussion that includes Azu Nwagbogu, Director Lagos Photo Competition, and AAF ArtX founder, Tokini Peterside AFRIFF inventive director, Chioma Onyenwe and director Ngaire Blakenberg.

The Artwork practical experience wrapped up with The African International Movie Competition Opening Cocktail Celebration. At the cocktail event, new, and set up talents of the Nigerian cinema this sort of as Sharon Ooja, Enyinna Nwigwe, Kate Henshaw, Denrele Edun, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Ini Dima-Okojie, Diane Russet, Ojy Okpe, Colette Otusheso, and others took section in the Tableau Vivant created by conceptual artist, Iké Udé featuring regal models in ensembles by the Nigerian Grand Dame of costumes, and Chief Nike Okundaye-Davies as an addendum to his Nollywood Portraits.

“Iké Udé: Nollywood Portraits” will open at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. February 5, 2022.

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