August 11, 2016
Join the National Museum of African Art for a dynamic talk featuring Lagos-based artist and current museum fellow Peju Alatise. Alatise will provide insights into her socially and politically charged artworks and practice, while also introducing audiences to her research as a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow. The artist has engaged the program’s resources to investigate the history and performance of the Yoruba egungun masquerade from southwestern Nigeria.
A mixed-media visual artist and storyteller, Alatise’s work frequently critiques the Nigerian government and social standards’ inequalities—while sometimes taking shelter in the world of Yoruba mythology and existential fantasies! For more about the artist, visit her website at pejualatise.com.