The vibrant celebration of art and culture at the Lagos Biennial 2024 is drawing to a close with a lineup of exciting activities planned for its final day at Tafawa Balewa Square on Saturday, February 10th.
Kicking off at 10 am, attendees are invited to explore the diverse range of exhibitions and installations as the gates open for the last day of the biennial.
At 11 am, the captivating performance “Odun Orimolade: Onipon” will take centre stage, offering a poignant portrayal of the quest for safety and refuge, both physical and psychological. With a hundred costumed participants weaving through the environs of Tafawa Balewa Square, this performance promises to resonate deeply with audiences, highlighting the resilience of the human spirit amidst adversity.
From 1 pm to 4 pm, visitors can engage in a workshop led by Chioke I’Anson, titled “New art, old tools: how to use technology to become more original.” This interactive session will explore the intersection of art, technology, and inspiration, with a focus on leveraging traditional tools to create innovative artistic expressions, including insights into podcasting.
Sonic interventions take centre stage from 3 pm to 5 pm, courtesy of Em’kal Eyongakpa, whose sonic activations around the installation “Betok babhi, Babhi betandat, bassem” draw upon his artistic research in refugee resettlement camps in Nigeria’s Cross River State. Collaborating with artists based between Lagos and the refugee settlements, Eyongakpa will employ household receptacles and hybrid communication tools to craft polyrhythmic beat generators and polyphonic experiences, offering a unique sonic journey for attendees.
At 4 pm, attendees can delve into the thought-provoking documentary Boys on the Brink 2022 by Peter Oke and Rume Onosode. The film provides a poignant glimpse into the lives of young Nigerians, shedding light on their struggles and victories through the lens of six boys living in Lagos. Following the screening, a Q&A session with Rume Onosode offers attendees the opportunity for deeper insights and reflections.
As the day draws to a close, the curtains will fall on Lagos Biennial 2024 at 5 pm, marking the end of a remarkable journey through art, culture, and community engagement.
Don’t miss the chance to be part of this unforgettable cultural experience on Saturday, February 10th, as Lagos Biennial 2024 bids farewell with a flourish of creativity and inspiration.