Homeland Memories

23 June - 30 August 2014

As Nigerians celebrate 100 years of nationhood since Lord Lugard joined the southern and northern protectorates in 1914, Onyema Offoedu-Okeke’s exhibition, Homeland Memories, reminds us of the importance of reviving our forgotten artistic and cultural heritage. Offoedu-Okeke’s work taps into our “myths, religions, folklores, science, and art through imagination” to provide an important cultural platform and context – the missing starting blocks needed to progress as a nation and continent.

In Homeland Memories, we encounter an artist whose subjects and interpretations are both steeped in local tradition while tapping into global themes; his works are infused with rich symbols which reflect African cosmology and identity.