An Art Exhibition Celebrating the Rhythms of Africa
6th October - 20th October,2023
Dive into the rich tapestry of African culture through music at the Ekomo Art Exhibition. This event shines a spotlight on the diverse musical traditions found across the continent. From the mesmerizing beats of drums like the Conical Drum and Gan gan to the enchanting melodies of flutes like Oja, this exhibition takes you on a journey through Africa's vibrant musical heritage.
Discover a captivating collection of art pieces that beautifully blend African musical instruments with the human form. Expressionist artist Minika Ohobu and renowned photographer Hakeem Salaam bring these instruments to life in bold and colorful ways, capturing their essence and significance.
Join us for this immersive experience from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily and explore the fusion of sound, history, and art that resonates throughout the African continent. Step into the world of Ekomo and witness the harmony between tradition and artistic expression. Immerse yourself in the rhythms of Africa, where music becomes art.
Moeshen Gallery Abuja presents ili Art Exhibition.
With textiles as one of Nigeria’s traditional art forms, ili, a visual expose of artistic expressions in Nigerian textiles is an augmented reality of the beauty in fabrics rich in cultural heritage. Using the human form as a canvas, these pieces present Nigerian stories through distinct markings on the subject’s body, creating a skin-deep illustration of the body and the fabric in unison.
ili explores the many colors and artistic expressions in the daily and social endeavors of Nigerian ethnic groups, highlighting underlying connections deeply rooted in these cultural, ceremonial, and even spiritual fabrics.
Beyond the relationship that exists between the cultures and fabrics, ili wants you to enjoy the beauty and intricacies of the fabrics as expressed by Minika Ohobu and Photographed by Hakeem Salaam.
Saturday 28th of May, 2022 saw the opening of ili Exhibition, an expression of African art and culture at BoConcepts, 22 Adetokunbo Ademola street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The art exhibition which showcases interesting pieces using indigenous Nigerian fabric and the human body as canvas features the bold and colourful works of expressionist artist, Mary-Jane Minika Ohobu and renowned photographer, Hakeem Salaam.
The ili Exhibition spots a cross section of fabrics across Nigeria such as Adire, Igbulu, Akwo ocha, Asooke, Ukara, Akwete and a host of others. Each piece spotlights the beauty, history, processes, and the underlying connections within the Nigerian ecosystem.
Ili, which means “cloth” in Idoma, represents the middle, a significant point that binds all parts of the country. The word also means Ofong in Efik, Akwa in Igbo, Opa in Yala, Aso in Yoruba, Zane in Hausa and so on.
Art lovers, collectors and enthusiasts trooped in to see the ili pieces and were treated to a warm reception of food, drinks, music and networking.
The exhibition runs till the 11th of June 2022.