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About the Blue Woman: Funmi Iyanda and Ayoola Gbolahan Talk Art in London

Nigerian artist Ayoola Gbolahan will be performing at Funmi Iyanda’s “In Conversation with my Mother” in London on August 27th.

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It’s really happening folks! Ayoola Gbolahan and Funmi Iyanda are performing together.

One of Nigeria’s most prolific artists Ayoola Gbolahan will be visiting London for what is bound to be an interesting night. Veteran journalist and art collector Funmi Iyanda will be taking the stage too for an artistic performance.

Titled “In Conversation With My Mother “,  it’s the physical embodiment of a haunting imagined literary piece that is a dialogue between the former Nigerian television host and writer Funmi Iyanda and her mother.

What begins as a dialogue between mother and daughter emerges as a timeless, ageless, and genderless conversation between two humans, each longingly searching for the other, extending their hands through eternity, reaching for love and healing, but mostly, for each other.

This will take place as an artistic performance where dialogue acts as an important bridge to healing.

This show is organised by Oya Media and Kanbi Contemporary in London.

 In Conversation With My Mother is a one-night event with performance, music, and spoken word from Lagos based artist, Ayoola Gbolahan.

The event includes an auction sale of Ayoola Gbolahan‘s 2015 painting And Freud Said He Doesn’t Know estimated at £4,000 – £6,500.

This may be the chance to get out of your comfort zone and experience something different. Why not?

By the way, if you haven’t registered –> Click here to register to attend. 

Save This Date:

Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Time: 18:00 – 22:00

Venue: Kachette 347 Old St, London EC1V 9LP

STRIP: An Exhibition on the Human Form at Rele Gallery Lagos


You can’t miss this exhibition at Rele Gallery Lagos

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As African artists are being celebrated at the International Venice Biennale, we are pleased to present STRIP, a new exhibition by Rele Gallery Lagos, Nigeria.


The body. It is the first thing we encounter, even before the human being. The base before everything else is formed. But is the body just simply what it is? Or is it so much more? 

For centuries, the body has been a source of fantasy, obsession, liberation, struggle, oppression, voyeurism, politics, shame, commoditisation and of course a reference point to reality. Artists have long preoccupied themselves with documenting this endless source of expression, a reflection of an enduring time where we as a people are equally obsessed. On the intimate, familiar terrain of the body, we have made discoveries, ascertained self-worth…but these are usually regarded as personal journeys, to be spoken of in hushed tones.

In this exhibition ‘STRIP’ we showcase a collection of nudes in varying degrees by painters and photographers and we seek to amplify the body of conversation. 

The purpose here is to strip bare, rediscover and reopen the discourse around the human form; to provoke keen engagement, investigation of anatomical information; to deconstruct myths and truths of power, shame, freedom, beauty (and more)- the different shades of attendant feelings that accompany an encounter with a naked body.

We strongly encourage you to approach these works stripped of the caution of modesty but clothed with the courage of an open mind.

Artists: Ayoola Gbolahan, Ibe Ananaba, Reze Bonna, Logor, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Isaac Emokpae and Toyosi Faridah Kekere-Ekun

This exhibition is curated by Wana Udobang & Ayodeji Rotinwa

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