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by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi. Emeka Ogboh’s multi-sensory practice considers what the late Senegalese humanist Alioune Diop referred to as Presence Africain, the necessity to affirm the history and humanity of the African person on the global stage following centuries of negation by Western imperialism. Since moving to Berlin in 2014, Ogboh has explored the cartography of the African presence in Europe through tangible and intangible cultural artefacts such as language, gastronomy, memory, and more recently, African objects in exile. In late 2020, he partnered with Dresden’s Museum für Völkerkunde on

A Village Square in the Gropius Bau’s Atrium. From October 2021, a site-specific installation by artist Emeka Ogboh occupies the Gropius Bau’s vast atrium, which is freely accessible without an entry price, welcoming all visitors to the very center of the building. Titled Ámà: The Gathering Place (2019/2021), Ogboh’s intervention takes the form of a tree, over 9 metres high, and includes an accompanying 12-channel sound installation as well as textile elements. The work takes as a point of departure the “ámà”, or “village square” in Igbo

The idea came in 2014 – the intention was announced in 2017 – and now it’s finally the time: after months of intensive preparation, the third edition of the legendary »sonambiente« Berlin festival for eyes and ears opens on Friday, August 20th at 6 pm in Terminal A / B of Berlin Tegel airport. As festival directors Matthias Osterwold, Florian Wachinger and Georg Weckwerth point out: “»sonambiente berlin txl« offers the unique opportunity to experience the architectural icon – designed by Meinhard von Gerkan, Volkwin Marg and Klaus Nickels and

Talbot Rice Gallery and Edinburgh Art Festival are pleased to announce that a new sound installation by artist Emeka Ogboh (b. 1977, Nigeria) will be unveiled at Edinburgh’s Burns Monument on 29 July 2021. The new public artwork, co-commissioned by Talbot Rice Gallery and Edinburgh Art Festival, is a response to the ongoing theatre surrounding the UK’s departure from the European Union. CLICK FOR MORE INFO