Where: Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Pictures Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Open: Wednesday – Monday 12.00 - 00.00
City Prince/sses offers a dive into five cities that inhabit the art by artists of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Dhaka, Lagos, Manila, Mexico City and Tehran - each megacity differs from the other, yet their cultural, political and social singularities are full of so many pathways that seamlessly interlink and go beyond traditional territories of art.
These princes and princesses are fast changing the cities new reality of daily urban life, from mobility, to demographics and wealth distribution to identity, while contributing to highlight critical issues in order to build a better world.
As the viewer makes their way through the extensive catalogue of eclectic and immersive multi-sensory art, arresting visuals, trace-like audio and nostalgic scents, the are able to visualise the feeling of being in the midst of Lagos’ constant hustle and bustle.
The exhibition features a broad selection of old and new pieces by Aderemi Adegbite, Ndidi Dike, Ema Edosio, Kadara Enyaesi, Falz, Emeka Ogboh, WafflesnCream collective, Adeola Olugunju and Stephen Tayo. Selected works explore a myriad of themes ranging from spirituality, the socio-political landscape of Nigeria and resources that govern the economy, sexuality, identity and the psychology of the black body.
Words: Maggie Ibiam
Kadara Enyaesi, L’Ouverture: Fauna I