past about 1 year ago

Starts: Saturday, 12 September, 2015 02:00pm

Ends: Saturday, 26 September, 2015 03:00pm

Event Details


12 – 26 September, 2015,
Federal Government Printing Press and Goethe Institut Nigeria, City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island.

You are cordially invited to the opening of the Lagos OPEN RANGE I
photography exhibition which primarily, is conceived to promote a new form of collaboration and presentation of photographs.

The Lagos photographic scene is idiosyncratic in outlook – more than any other African city. Lagos is a city of contradictions that starkly highlights the paradoxes in life as well as in nature. Here artists, photographers, freely swap ideas on various themes that often embrace politics, the economy and religion. Every new day sees the birth of a ‘star’ keen to make their mark in the seething cauldron that they are thrust into. The artists are domiciled in the city and the city is their subject matter. The chosen themes are often impromptu, but with the passage of time these have become ‘classics’ in their own right. The ‘classical’ themes paved the way for collaborations with local and global partners, with the resultant exposures within and on the international scene.

Artists where considered on their capacity to engage the city in diverse genres, styles and perspectives and create images that reflect on our contemporary lives within Lagos and beyond.

Participating artists in this maiden edition include Aderemi Adegbite, Enitan Adebowale, Andrew Esiebo, Tunji Lana, Rahima Gambo, Jeremiah Ikongio, Charles Otuke Ologeh and Logo Oluwamuyiwa. They poetically scrutinize significant dimensions of our realities in diverse genres, styles and perspectives.

The Lagos OPEN RANGE I is curated by renowned Nigerian photographer Abraham Oghobase and Video artist Jude Anogwih

The Lagos OPEN RANGE exhibition and concurrent two-week event will run from the 12-26 September, 2015 at the Federal Government Printing Press, Broad Street Lagos and Goethe Institut Nigeria, City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island. Exhibition opens 10am-4pm daily, and on appointment on weekends.

Uche Okpa-Iroha

The Nlele Institute/Lagos OPEN RANGE
44 Ladipo Bateye Street,
GRA Ikeja
Tel: 07055517026