The 2nd Lagos Biennial titled, How To Build a Lagoon with Just a Bottle of Wine opned this week. Taking the city of Lagos as its epicenter and point of departure for a broader investigation on how contemporary artists, designers, and other creatives, are responding to the challenges and possibilities of environments today. Inspired by lines from Nigerian writer Akeem Lasisi’s poem “A Song For Lagos,” the biennial’s title calls to mind the lagoons and waterways, that founded the city; the centuries-long histories of trade that have transformed Lagos; and daily herculean and inconceivable activities that support our burgeoning metropolis. Curators for the 2019 edition of the Lagos Biennial are Antawan I. Byrd, Tosin Oshinowo and Oyinda Fakeye whose role is to collaboratively devise the biennial’s curatorial framework encompassing exhibitions, performances, publishing projects, and public programmes.
The second edition of the biennial will open up conversations and invite reflection on environments across group and solo exhibitions, installations, and public programmes. Runs: 26 October – 30 November 2019