INTERVIEWS

NIGERIAN ART ON ITS OWN TERMS – BY POLLY BROCK

A standout piece at London’s 2014 edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, ‘Missing’ was the work of Nigerian artist Peju Alatise and is her response to the kidnapping of 234 girls from Chibok in Nigeria. The tragedy and its subsequent controversial handling has been the subject of debate worldwide and Alatise’s pertinent work explores their disappearance …

Tearing at the Fabric: Peju Alatise, Nigeriaʼs Art Activist BY LESLEY LABABIDI FOR VALERIE MAGAZINE

LAGOS, Nigeria – As the party gets underway, a stunning dark-skinned African woman stands quietly amid lively chatter. “She is an artist and an activist,” my friend explains. “She is a sculptor, a painter, an architect and a storyteller.”…

Q AND A WITH THOKOZANI Mthiyane

Q1. You are dealing with a very serious if not a sensitive subject with a very humorous attitude, – even ‘Orange scarf goes to heaven’ – is the assemblage in my mind – would you say that societies who are different, despised, looked down on, yet often are the embodiments of existential truth, denied by…

FACE TO FACEBOOK interview by prof. moyo okediji

Perhaps no contemporary African artist has, within the first decade of active practice, found a clearer voice than PEJU ALATISE’S. Clearly none has seamlessly synchronized painting, sculpture, installation art…

INTERVIEW WITH NDIDI DIKE

You work with many mediums Peju, which is your favorite medium to work with and why? I work with any medium that is useful in executing any particular idea or project. For now, I am enjoying experimenting with fiberglass, it’s the new marble. When Fiberglass is used with other materials the result can be amazing…