The Centre for Contemporary, Lagos (www.ccalagos.org) through a new publishing initiative is expanding the remit of Art-iculate. The objective is to develop three different types of publications. The first will involve in-depth monographic publications on Modern Nigerian artists whose important contributions to Nigerian and Africa Art for over half a century will form an important addition to the Histories of Art across the continent. The second will focus on pocket size books developed featuring emerging/midcareer artists and the final segment will be survey publications on artists and the art sector in Nigeria and other African countries highlighting new artists, trends as well as focusing on a specific medium or even a theme. The aim of the publishing initiative responds to the vacuum in platforms for critical, artistic and curatorial activities on the printed page.
CCA, Lagos will be launching in October 2014 the first two segments of the publishing intiative on the work of Nigerian artists; photographer J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere and sound and video artist Emeka Ogboh.
J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere
J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere is a groundbreaking monograph on an artist whose work over six decades bears witness to the critical role that photograph has played in the history of Nigeria and throughout Africa. The long-term collaboration with Pa Ojeikere and his studio foto ojeikere led by the artist’s son and photographer, Amaize Ojeikere has provided invaluable advice, expertise, and access over the past five years.
For more information and updates on our Ojeikere kickstarter campaign click here.
Emeka Ogboh a sound and video artist is the first in the series of pocket size monographs on emerging Nigerian and African artists. Ogboh artistic practice explores the multi dimensional acoustic character of Lagos to affect a constructive dialogue between its physicality and its imagining through what he terms “Lagos Soundscapes” Project.
Edition of 1500 copies
Size 14cm (w) x 21cm (h)
Approx 120 pages,
Over black-and-white photographs
ISBN in progress