January 11, 2018
Legacies of Biafra Art Exhibition Is Created
This multi-media show features artwork, exploring the on-going impact globally, considering how the first civil war in post-independence Africa has impacted the perception of the continent internationally along with reshaping the social and political structures within Nigeria. It provides a reflection on the impact of the war, highlights the conditions that led to the outbreak of war, and creates a space on how this period in recent history resonates with and offers insight into contemporary conflicts in Africa and the wider world. Alongside archival materials on the war, oral narratives of those who lived through the war and a selection of short films, this showing discusses global media coverage of the conflict, ethnic tensions, distrust, and enmity which culminated in the civil war.
Artists included are Ade Ogundimu; Amifel Cliff-Eribo; Chike Azuonye; Chinwe Chukwuogo Roy; MBE; Hassan Aliyu; Imoesi Imhonigie; Obi Okigbo; Raymond Soko; Titus Agbara; Toni Ndikanwu; Chinwe Uwatse; Edosa Ogiugo; Obiora Udechukwu; Onyema Offoedu-Okeke and Uzo Egonu.
The exhibition is supported by the Igbo Conference / the Igbo Studies Initiative; City, University of London, Centre of African Studies (CAS), School of African & Oriental Studies (SOAS), University of London; Nigeria Nostalgia Project; The Buchi Emecheta Foundation/Omenala Press and The Africa Centre.
Artists’ Responses To The Legacies of Biafra – Art Exhibition – London Jan 11 – March 24 2018. YouTube, uploaded by IgboConference. February 28 2018.