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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

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

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

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.

Mit seiner Soundinstallation „This Too Shall Pass“ reflektiert Emeka Ogboh die Krisenmomente des letzten Jahres und schenkt Frankfurt eine Hymne des Aufbruchs. Im Schatten der Hochhäuser Frankfurts fährt ein unscheinbares grünes Boot auf dem Main. Die Fahrgäste scheinen sich auf dem Aussichtsdeck platziert zu haben, um die Skyline zu betrachten. Doch bei genauem Hinsehen, das Schiff nähert sich langsam dem Ufer, verwandeln sich die

La cuisine est au centre de l’exposition « Stirring the pot » présentée à la Friche la Belle de Mai. Un événement sensoriel orchestré par plusieurs chefs africains. Des bananes mijotent dans une casserole, des oignons grésillent dans une poêle, pendant que des mains habiles pétrissent une pâte. Aux fourneaux, la cheffe d’origine béninoise Georgiana Viou prépare une focaccia de son cru, devant l’objectif d’Emeka Ogboh.

The Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh has launched a poster campaign that seeks to introduce urgency into the long-running discussion about the restitution of Benin sculptures looted by British troops and on display in museums in Europe and North America. His posters, on public display in Dresden and towns nearby, show images of Benin bronzes in Dresden’s Museum für Völkerkunde with the text “Missing in