Goethe-Institut Nigeria presents a spectacular lineup of cultural events

Goethe-Institut Nigeria has unveiled a diverse range of cultural events set to captivate art and culture enthusiasts in the coming week.

The art extravaganza kicks off on Tuesday, October 31st, with a thought-provoking curator’s talk titled “Deep Curating” by Solvej Helweg Ovesen. Ovesen, a renowned curator and cultural studies theoretician, will discuss sustainable curating while exploring upcoming art projects.

On Thursday, November 2nd, the Lagos premiere of the dance solo performance “Passage” by The Future of Dance Company will take centre stage. This performance delves into the profound themes of human experiences, encompassing arrival, purpose, and the lasting impact individuals leave behind.

As the week continues, the Goethe-Institut Nigeria hosts a “Tag der Muttersprache – Day of The Mother Language” on Friday, November 3rd, filled with Speak-dating, Open Mic, a Cultural Parade, Games and much more. Language enthusiasts and entertainment seekers alike are invited to participate.

For those interested in horticulture and environmental conservation, the “Une r’Ekpè Planting Masterclass” will provide an opportunity to learn plant propagation techniques and participate in creating an outdoor plant installation. The event is part of the ongoing “Une r’Ekpè (song of the soil)” exhibition.

On Saturday, November 4th, a compelling conversation on “New Horizons for Contemporary Art Practices” will take place. Storyteller and cultural producer Jumoke Sanwo, fashion designer and technologist Malik Afegbua, along with visual storyteller Ifeoluwa Osunkoya, will explore the frontiers of contemporary art practice in Nigeria.

Following this enlightening conversation, attendees can enjoy a screening of “DZATA: The Institute of Technological Consciousness,” a film by Lo Def Film Factory, which reimagines Africa’s role in the world’s technological landscape.

Finally, art enthusiasts can visit the first Lagos Art Book Fair at Arts X, organised by We Make Books, a project by the Goethe-Institut Nigeria. This fair celebrates art books, zines and printed materials related to contemporary African and diasporic art. It features a curated art book display and interactions with the creators.

The Goethe-Institut Nigeria is bringing this cultural extravaganza to life and invites all interested individuals to participate in these events. For more information and event details, please visit https://www.goethe.de/ins/ng/en/index.html.

Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of art and culture at the Goethe-Institut Nigeria!

For further inquiries, you can reach out to Programme Assistant Oludamilare Kolawole at oludamilare.kolawole@goethe.de.

Location: Goethe-Institut Nigeria

German Cultural Center

7b, Anifowoshe Street

Victoria Island, Lagos


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