By Prisca Sam-Duru
In response to the growing challenge posed by cross border migration, six renowned and emerging artists with strong roots in Germany and Nigeria are exhibiting works that re-examine issues of cross border migration with a view to curbing the effects on Africa in particular and the entire world.
The scope of coverage in the exhibition titled, WANDERLUST, which include the refugee crisis in Europe, the issue of displaced people in war-torn African countries, the exodus of greener pasture seekers from Africa to Europe and America, etc., makes migration an issue of serious global concern.
WANDERLUST features 36 paintings, drawings, photographs and mixed media works by Chidi Kwuburi, Dilomprizulike (a.k.a JunkmanofAfrica), Emeka Udemba, Numero Unoma, Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko and Jimmy Nwanne. These Nigerian artists with roots in Germany have each ‘wandered’ around many countries across the world, hence their ability to reflect richly on the impact of migration on individuals as well as affected countries.
Hosted by the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos, and supported by Deutsche Bank, Still Earth Holding, the German Consulate of Lagos, ELALAN, and Louis Guntrum Wines, the exhibition which opened on July 8 to a private audience, and was opened to the public on July 10, 2017 runs till mid-September 2017.