Videonale in Lagos
For the first time, Videonale Bonn, one of Europe’s longest standing video art festivals, will partner with the Video Art Network (VAN), Lagos, a video platform operating on a national and international level. Both initiatives are teaming up to stage the joint project “VIDEONALE IN LAGOS, Changing City―Shifting Spaces”.
In today’s global digital world, the moving images transform into a language that mirrors the city’s daily life in its ever-changing variety. “Changing City―Shifting Spaces“ explores these dynamics of urban change.
VIDEONALE IN LAGOS includes an initial workshop in Indonesia (2015) with the participation of Nigerian video artists, followed by a second workshop for young Nigerian artists under the direction of Theo Eshetu and Jude Anogwih held at Goethe-Institut Nigeria, Lagos (13 to 23 January 2016), and an exhibition in the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos, and the Kongi Gallery, Freedom Park, Lagos (31 January to 28 February 2016). The exhibition was curated by Jude Anogwih (VAN Lagos) together with Tasja Langenbach and Jennifer Gassmann (Videonale Bonn) and presented works by international artists from previous Videonale festivals and video art by Nigerian artists: Aderemi Adegbite, Jude Anogwih, Victor Ehikhamenor, Theo Eshetu, Christoph Faulhaber, Heidrun Holzfeind, Uche Okpa-Iroha, Zhenchen Liu, Melanie Manchot, Emeka Ogboh, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Ima-Abasi Okon, Nicolas Provost, The Otolith Group, Adejoke Tugbiyele, Emeka Udemba, Zsolt Vásárhelyi, Jan Verbeek, Tobias Yves Zintel.
29 September 2016, 7 pm, closing event
Videonale in Lagos, Changing Cities, Moving Videos―the festival Videonale and its locations in Bonn, Lagos, Yogyakarta and Cologne, video screening and talk at PLURIVERSALE V, Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne.
The evening will provide insights into the VIDEONALE IN LAGOS project as a temporary platform for the debate on contested public spaces. It will conclude with the presentation of the publication Videonale in Lagos―Changing City, Shifting Spaces (StrzeleckiBooks, 2016).
The curators Jude Anogwih (Video Art Network, Lagos) and Tasja Langenbach (Videonale Bonn), Ima-Abasi Okon (artist, London) and Theo Eshetu (artist and head of the video art workshop in Lagos, Berlin/Rome) will be present. The evening is chaired by Marie-Hélène Gutberlet (KfW Stiftung).
The screening includes videos by Aderemi Adegbite, Jude Anogwih, Victor Ehikhamenor, Christoph Faulhaber, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Ima-Abasi Okon, Uche Okpa-Iroha and Melanie Manchot.
VIDEONALE IN LAGOS is a collaboration between KfW Stiftung, Videonale Bonn e.V., Goethe-Institut Nigeria, Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos, and Video Art Network (VAN), Lagos.
The closing event is held in collaboration with Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne.
Changing City―Shifting Movies, introduction, screening, and book launch, PLURIVERSALE V, Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne (29 September 2016)
JOGJA―LAGOS, presentation and screening of the video art workshop from the Biennale Jogja XIII “Hacking Conflict: Indonesia meets Nigeria”, Yogyakarta, October 2015, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (28 February 2016)
Theo Eshetu, artist (Berlin/Rome), lecture at the Department of Creative Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos (23 January 2016)
Video art workshop in Lagos, Goethe-Institut Nigeria (13 to 23 January 2016)
Videonale in Lagos, Changing City―Shifting Spaces, exhibition, CCA Lagos / Kongi Gallery, Freedom Park, Lagos (31 January to 28 February 2016)
Video art workshop in Ruang MES 56, Yogyakarta (16 to 20 October 2015) and participation at the off-programme, Biennale JOGJA XIII, “Hacking Conflicts: Indonesia Meets Nigeria“
Project trailer of Videonale in Lagos
Theo Eshetu (Artist, Berlin) and Emeka Ogboh (Artist, Lagos) in conversation with Nicola Müllerschön