AUG2018/SOUTH AFRICA TRAVELLING RESIDENCY: YADICHINMA & KADARA

 

THE 16/16 SOUTH AFRICAN RESIDENCY WILL BE THE FIRST NON PROFIT RESIDENCY MODEL FOCUSING ON PHYSICALLY CONNECTING NIGERIA AND SOUTH AFRICA UNDER THE AUSPICES OF A GREATER CULTURAL EXCHANGE. EVERY YEAR THROUGH THE SOUTH AFRICAN WINTER, TWO ARTISTS AND ONE CURATOR WILL SPEND ONE MONTH BETWEEN CAPE TOWN AND JOHANNESBURG. IN SUBSEQUENT ITERATIONS SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS WILL BE GIVEN AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO LAGOS FOR A RESIDENCY IN THE 16/16 SPACE.

ARTISTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FOCUS MORE PRIMARILY ON EXPERIMENTATION WITH THIS NEW ENVIRONMENT, DRAWING FROM THEIR SURROUNDINGS (WHETHER FAMILIAR OR NOT). THIS USE OF MATERIAL FROM THE NEW ENVIRONMENT IS THE METAPHORICAL MANIFESTATION OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE.

A SHARING OF IDEAS IS FURTHERMORE STRESSED THROUGH A CURATED SERIES OF INFORMAL PRESENTATIONS WITH SOUTH AFRICAN ART AND CULTURE PROFESSIONALS, STUDIO AND GALLERY VISITS AND NUMEROUS TALKS THAT WILL BE HELD BOTH ON AND OFF SITE.