Stacey Ravvero’s “Une r’Ekpè (Song of the Soil)” exhibition to open at Goethe Institut Nigeria Thursday

Goethe Institut Nigeria is set to host a captivating solo exhibition by Stacey Ravvero, a talented artist whose work transcends borders and ecosystems. Ravvero’s journey from Lagos to Berlin as part of the Lagos-Berlin Artist in Residency Program in 2022 has culminated in this exceptional exhibition, which beckons viewers to delve deep into the connection between humanity and the natural world.

The exhibition, titled “Une r’Ekpè (Song of the Soil),” is a profound exploration of the human relationship with the environment, especially in the face of urbanisation’s concrete embrace. Drawing inspiration from her research in Berlin, Ravvero has extended her creative horizons to Lagos, weaving the essence of soil and plants from her personal garden into her artwork.

Ravvero’s masterful creations invite us to enter into a dialogue with the Earth itself. Through a series of natural dye paintings and immersive installations, she skillfully prompts us to contemplate our role as integral parts of a larger ecosystem. During the exhibition opening, Ravvero will lead a participatory performance that encourages a deep connection with the Earth and a profound sense of gratitude to its creator.

This multi-sensorial exploration of the human body’s place within the natural world promises an experience like no other. The grand opening is scheduled for Thursday, October 19th, at 6 pm at the Goethe Institut Nigeria, located at 7 Anifowoshe Street in Victoria Island. Adding to the delight of the evening, What is more, Olufela Omokeko, known for his culinary artistry, will offer a special catering experience through his Mobile Food Museum.

Art enthusiasts and the curious alike will have ample time to immerse themselves in this extraordinary exhibition, as it will remain open to the public until mid-January 2024, from Monday to Friday, between 9 am and 3 pm.

The “Une r’Ekpè (Song of the Soil)” exhibition promises to be a transformational encounter with art, nature and the human spirit, and an opportunity to explore the depths of the human connection to the Earth while celebrating the creative genius of Stacey Ravvero.

The exhibition will run until mid-January 2024 and is open to the public from Monday to Friday, 9 am-3 pm.


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