Artists can submit photos, paintings or mixed artworks on or before 15 August to be part of the ICONIC LAGOS exhibition at Didi Museum from 14 to 26 September.
According to the organisers, 20 artworks will be selected to be part of the project by Eyes of a Lagos Boy, Bolaji Alonge.
“It revolves around celebrating everyday life in Lagos, honouring its inhabitants and exploring what makes this city unique.
“The exhibition consists of three elements: photography by Bolaji Alonge, mixed media artworks by Alonge /Jason Ogbazi and those of other artists – expressing their own vision of Iconic Lagos,” says the statement by the organisers.
The call has been on since 12 July and artists will be offered a licensing agreement for sales during the exhibition only. A printed and online catalogue will be premiered at the opening.
Those interested in participating can share their work on Instagram/Twitter by tagging @eyesofalagosboy #Iconiclagos
Please make sure that your image is also available in hi-res.
Those whose work is selected will be contacted by 15th August.
ICONIC LAGOS is an art project dedicated to the largest city in Africa, the economic and cultural heart of Nigeria, Lagos. It is about celebrating everyday life in Lagos, honouring its inhabitants and exploring what makes this city unique.
Eyes of a Lagos Boy, Bolaji Alonge documents history from the African perspective. He explains, “Defining our own image is one way of taking charge of our future. We need to consciously move away from the poverty porn images that the internet is flooded with. ICONIC LAGOS presents an alternative narrative that will remain tattooed on the viewers’ retina.”
ICONIC LAGOS consists of three elements: photography by Bolaji Alonge, mixed media images by Bolaji Alonge and Jason Ogbazi, and those of other artists – expressing their own vision of Iconic Lagos.
Bolaji Alonge is an artist, photographer and actor from Lagos, Nigeria with more than two decades of experience in documenting history. In May 2017, Bolaji presented his maiden “Eyes of a Lagos Boy” solo exhibition at Freedom Park in Lagos. His second solo exhibition “Urban Culture – Historical Continuity” was held at One Draw Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos in November 2018. In February 2019, Bolaji showcased his work at Baza Studio in New York. A third solo exhibition, “Black & White” was held at Quintessence, Lagos in July 2019.