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.
Woozy and ineffably funky trypbient experimentation from Nigerian installation artist Emeka Ogboh. Like halftempo D&B crossed with Artificial Intelligence Warp or Mo'Wax "Headz"-era goodness, augmented with the organic vs cybernetic percussive shuffle of Amazondotcom or DJ Python
The mentors in Forecast’s 2021–22 edition engage with practices which question fixed notions and challenge the status quo. In the current social climate, Forecast seeks to chart audacious paths forward rather than focus on mere survival or resilience.
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
Beyond The Yellow Haze is the debut release by Nigerian sound and installation artist Emeka Ogboh on Ostgut Ton sublabel A-TON. Combining subtle layers of ambient electronics, dance music and field recordings from the city of Lagos, Ogboh’s compositions reflect both the Nigerian city’s soundscapes as well as the artist’s increasing immersion in electronic music since moving to Berlin six years ago. Like his sound installation Ayilara for Berghain’s main
For the first time in Germany, the Kunstmuseum Ravensburg is exhibiting Emeka Ogboh’s (born 1977, lives in Berlin) striking sound and light installation The Way Earthly Things are Going, created by the Nigerian artist in 2017 for the documenta 14 in Athens. It came into being in the course of his examination of the impact of the international financial crisis, in particular the Greek economic crisis.
Amuse-bouche. The Taste of Art» is the third art experiment at Museum Tinguely, entering the world of the human senses. These play an essential role in the experience of art. Our perception is always multisensory and strongly influenced by individual emotions and memories. Especially regarding the sense of taste, it often cannot be separated from the sense of smell or the sense of sight. Amuse-bouche focuses on the sense of taste and poses
Is there a reason why these words use the same letters? Coincidence? A proverb says,´To be a good listener you have to be silent first.' Guided by this inspiring theme, we explore the many aspects and relationships of silence and listening. We experience the communication of nature in its many facets, discover places dedicated to silence and exchange and experience the poetry of silence as well
An exhibition by the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism on the future of the past November 28, 2019 – August 30, 2020 “The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been hidden by the answers.” (James Baldwin) The exhibition titled Tell me about yesterday tomorrow opens up a dialogue between contemporary art and the remembrance work performed by the Munich Documentation Centre for the
FIAC Projects (17th - 20th October 2019) presents some thirty sculptures and installations, within the prestigious setting of the Petit Palais and on the Avenue Winston Churchill, pedestrianised during FIAC week. Instigated by FIAC, the pedestrianisation of the Avenue has enabled the temporary reconstitution of the original esplanade of the 1900 World Fair, thus connecting the Petit Palais and the Grand Palais. This
Not too long ago, the fall of the Wall was one of the most salient symbols of twentieth-century utopianism. More recently, however, the surge in extreme nationalism and polarizing populism have given way to more divisive ideologies. Walking Through Walls is, therefore, a timely response to the current moment whereby the Berlin Wall is extended beyond its German
Kasper König's exhibition does not just follow purely commercial interests. Beyond the dialogue with his son Johann, he was attracted by the extraordinary architecture of the gallery in the former Catholic church of St. Agnes. The high nave, preserved in its original proportions, today presents itself as a fabulous exhibition hall, representing a challenge for every artist and curator. König exhibits works by
The first commissioned artwork for the Ames Family Atrium, Ámà: The Gathering Place by Emeka Ogboh (Nigerian, b. 1977) is an installation integrating sound, sculpture, and textiles. As you listen to the music that migrates throughout the atrium, we invite to you to relax and consider your experience of this setting. The work’s point of departure is the social role of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s
The Exhibition infuses the publicly accessible terrain of ASIAT with in-situ commissioned works. With a strong focus on cross-disciplinary practices, hovering between artworks, collaborative projects, stage design, scenography and architecture. The Exhibition runs from 14.07 until 15.09, and is reconfigured for its final destination, the Festival. Our generation is getting ready, preparing itself, getting armed for the coming fall. Of the ecosystem, of capitalism,
The exhibition Multiple Transmissions: Art in the Afropolitan Age, takes as its starting point the group of African artists who completed residences at WIELS between 2015 and 2019. Today an integral component of the art world landscape, residencies put artists in motion around the globe, while simultaneously immersing them in one place for a definite period of time. Artists, and African artists in
For Horizn Studios, Europe’s fastest growing travel brand for the next generation, making smart, functional luggage is just one part of its mission to build bridges and make connections with today’s creators and movers and shakers. That’s why Horizn teamed up with celebrated sound and installation artist Emeka Ogboh and Beats by Dr. Dre for a limited-edition series of luggage and travel accessories titled ‘Lagos Edition.’ As
During 1-54 Marrakech, DADA inaugurates its exhibition space dedicated to contemporary creation, and presents an unprecedented installation by the Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh. Assembling works from the Lagos Soundscapes project, together with sound compositions created from recordings captured in the Marrakech Medina, the installation fits within the research and work led by the artist investigating the history and aural infrastructures of cities. The
The exhibition No Looking Back, Okay? stems from the belief that we do not perceive the past as a concluded story, be it in the form of either a colorful history, lived memories, cultural heritage, or political symbols, but as a field of possible new experiences, which requires from us a contribution of creative and critical responsibility.
Galerie Imane Farès is proud to present Emeka Ogboh’s first solo-exhibition in Paris, curated by the Nigerian-born curator Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi. Ogboh who works in a variety of media with sound as his principal medium, is one of the most innovative conceptual artists practicing today. The exhibition which is titled No Condition is Permanent, a popular Nigerian phrase that reflects the shifting nature of
Artist Emeka Ogboh visited the studio kitchen to talk about culture, food, and migration and to cook moin-moin, jollof rice, and fried plantains together with the studio kitchen team. Ogboh is an artist based in Lagos and Berlin who produces audio installations and gastronomic works. CLICK FOR MORE INFO
Columbia’s Institute for Ideas and Imagination has announced its first cohort of fellows, a group of 16 preeminent scholars, writers, and artists from around the world who are being brought together for year-long residencies at Reid Hall in Paris. Reid Hall is the home of Columbia Global Centers | Paris. The fellows will begin their residencies in September 2018.
The Hugo Boss Prize honors outstanding achievement in contemporary art, celebrating the work of remarkable artists whose practices are among the most innovative and influential of our time. The biennial prize, established in 1996, sets no restrictions on age, gender, nationality, or medium. Juried by an international panel of distinguished museum directors, curators, and critics, it is administered by the Solomon R. Guggenheim
Tate Modern opened two major works in the Tanks today. Emeka Ogboh’s immersive, multichannel sound installation, The Way Earthly Things Are Going 2017, fills the subterranean East Tank in the Blavatnik Building. This installation is on display for the first time in the UK following its debut at documenta 14 in Athens. In the South Tank, The Lightning Testimonies 2007, a powerful eight-channel,
As a monument to Philadelphians’ voices and visions, Emeka Ogboh’s Logan Squared: Ode to Philly features a collaboration with beloved Philadelphia poet Ursula Rucker, members of the Chestnut Street Singers, and hundreds of Philadelphians whose ideas were documented during Monument Lab’s discovery phase. Throughout his work, Ogboh creates soundscapes to honor and understand cities. For Monument Lab, Ogboh conceived of a collaboration to
Every Time a Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program, is being presented on February 23, 2017 in Berlin. Deutschlandradio Kultur and documenta 14 cordially invite you to join them for the event in the domed hall of SAVVY Contemporary. The Artistic Director of documenta 14, Adam Szymczyk, artists Angela Melitopoulos and Emeka Ogboh, and curators Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Hila
The fifth edition of the once-in-a-decade Münster Sculpture Projects, taking place in the north German town of Münster from June 10 to October 1, released its participating artists list. Among the thirty-five artists representing nineteen countries in this massive exhibition are Michael Dean, Cerith Wyn Evans, Justin Matherly, Emeka Ogboh, Gregor Schneider, Thomas Schütte, Hito Steyerl, and Oscar Tuazon.
Emeka Ogboh’s “Market Symphony” exhibition will be open at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, through Sept. 24, 2016. Commissioned by the museum, Ogboh’s site-specific sound-artwork draws on the commercial cries and urban ambiance of Balogun—a sprawling open-air market in Lagos, Nigeria, Africa’s largest and most populated city. The artist invites museum visitors to experience the distinctive sounds