Crossing Borders With AWCA At The #AWCABig60
Over the next four weeks, you’re going to hear a lot about #AWCABIG60 till the end of the year, simply because there is a lineup of entertaining events, we believe you should be a part of.
This year’s #AWCABIG60 takes the cultural import and export, physically through crates, containers, textures; visually through images and conceptually through the senses of taste and sound, and a hashtag.
The very border that enlists our patriotism was a conceptual notion drawn, mechanically, on paper with a ruler. Creating divisions where none existed and forcing straight lines where there were already circles. Borders strangely on the one hand restrict us and in doing so free us from certain responsibilities. But a border-less world make us more vulnerable, by making us more aware of the limitations of our existing structures and forces us to challenge our own perceptions, politics and cultural narratives.
Using mobile arts, music, photography and literature. These forms of art cross borders regardless.
The 2015-16 edition is almost here. #AWCABIG60: 2015
Dates: Lagos 3–31 Dec 2015, a Whitespace, 58 Raymond Njoku, Ikoyi, Lagos
Now in it’s 4th year, Big 60 is a pop‐up installation that showcases the best in contemporary Nigerian culture through food, film, art, illustration and music.
This year, the installation is supported by the British Council as part of the UK-NG cultural season and will take place in both Lagos and London forging a dynamic cultural exchange between two leading world cites. Activities will include a bakery bookshop café, exhibitions, film screenings, debates, poetry, spoken words and a special menu of food developed in collaboration with Nigerian and British chefs.
The installation was designed in collaboration with MOE+ Art Architecture and is inspired by the parks in London and shipping containers.
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