I’m back in London about to enjoy the annual Jazz Festival and a number of art exhibitions opening over the next few weeks. I recently attended Tiwani Contemporary’s exhibition Mirrors & Echoes. This was my first visit to the gallery since it’s opening and I was pleased to see this collaboration by the talented artists Mary Evans and Emeka Ogboh.
Dialogue between Evans and Ogboh started from a radio broadcast during Art Dubai 2013, in which Lagos based Ogboh and Evans discussed the changing landscape of the Nigerian megacity. Evans left the city as a child but recalls her childhood and Ogboh’s current observations of his hometown form an interesting portrait of an ever-changing city, crossing space and time.
Mirrors & Echoes starts where the radio conversation ended, and further investigates notions of memory in relation to place, taking as its particular focus the interface between sound and image. Comprising paper cut-outs, video, sound and sculptural elements, this multi-faceted collaborative work creates an imaginary space based on the artists’ recollections and current experiences of Lagos. The show runs until December 20th 2014. For further information on the show and gallery please visit the Tiwani Contemporary website.