Exhibition: In a Pot of Hot Soup

This exhibition runs from Thu, 7th Apr 2022 to Sat, 25th Jun 2022. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

24th Jun 2022  
(10:30am - 5pm)
25th Jun 2022  
(10:30am - 5pm)  <– Last Day!

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

‘In a Pot of Hot Soup’ presents an exhibition of contemporary Nigerian art, digital and non-digital, centred on artists’ explorations of the roles of political voice within Nigeria.

The title draws on Nigerian culinary metaphors to emphasise the creativity and diversity of intersecting visual art worlds in Nigeria. It presents a current snapshot of some key Nigerian contemporary artists from a spectrum of media and practice, including photographers, cartoonists, animators, video, and mixed-media artists. The exhibition highlights the dynamic creativities of Nigerian artists as they encounter and respond to the often-challenging circumstances found in Nigeria shaped as they often are by local and national politics.

From Nigerian modernist Bruce Onobrakpeya’s screen prints to installation work by Ngozi Schommers and Peju Lawyiola, the exhibition sets out to explore how the creative arts in Nigeria articulate and offer reflection in one way or another on these challenges giving voice to the marginalised or unheard. The exhibition focuses on four themes, the struggles of everyday life; the art of politics (that shapes access to the resources of the state); of gendering art (and identities); and envisioning the environment. Established and emerging artists feature to offer a diversity of voice and visual means with both digital and non-digital art being exhibited, while the trends of social media are also highlighted. The emergent photography collective ‘1884’ will present contemporary positions within the context of the politics of everyday life in Nigeria.

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Brunei Gallery, SOAS,

Thornhaugh Street, London,

Map of Brunei Gallery, SOAS


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