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The Return Of Our Mother

New Works by Moyo Okediji and Tola Wewe

In 2010, Moyo Okediji and Tola Wewe spent a few months in Akure experimenting with innovative materials and techniques. The exhibition, The Return of Our Mother, features a selection of examples that emerged from this collaboration. Okediji and Wewe use terracotta shards on wood panels in addition to more conventional media such as acrylic on canvas to produce powerful social and political critiques. They intend the exhibition to serve as a platform to respond to the kidnapping of Wewe’s mother, Opelenge Esther Wewe, on October 15, 2010 and the social and political factors that gave rise to such violent acts. However, the individual works also address much broader, more fundamental issues surrounding modernization and its impact. The exhibition celebrates the return of Wewe’s mother from captivity and invokes the Great Mother (Iya Nla) to maintain social harmony and continue the preservation of life generally.

This exhibition was guest curated by Janine Sytsma

Exhibition Dates:

July 9 - 11, 2011


July 9, 2011 at 6 PM

Civic Centre

Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos


10:00 - 16:00