Lagos Photo: Passports
Meet Louise Fedotov-Clements, Director of FORMAT who will be attending the 10th edition of the Lagos Photo Festival which begins on the 27th October in Lagos, Nigeria.
Portfolio Reviews 10.00am – 3.00pm
Louise will be reviewing portfolios on Sunday October 27th at the African Artists’ Foundation, 3B Isiola Oyekan Close, Off Adeleke Adedoyin Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Panel Discussion 1.00pm – 3.00pm
On Monday October 28th Louise will be in a Panel Discussion entitled Shifting Beyond Identity: Is it Time? which will start at 1.30pm at the Alliance Francaise, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The theme for the 2019 festival is PASSPORTS. As the digital world enables an almost uninhibited exchange of ideas, words and pictures, we can choose to live in a globalised vitual reality but when the same freedoms are sort in the real analogue world, it is only those with a passport who have the privilege to enjoy the same international freedoms of movement and thought.
As a device that allows borders to be crossed while maintaining a connection with the country of origin, the passport has increasingly become a political weapon to control freedom of movement. The fixed and limited concept of national identities prevents us from experiencing free mobility outside of the digital space.
Lagos Photo will be a laboratory of ideas in which artists are invited to experiment with sustainable alternatives and propose new categories for an international document that leaves room for diversity and an idea of fluid identity that can be constantly changed.
The festival itself represents a moment that goes beyond borders, linguistic barriers and cultural differences, generating a community and networks that foresee a future of change and exchange.
To find out more visit the festival website
FORMAT’s participation at Lagos Photo is supported by Here, There and Everywhere: Africa/UK: Transforming Art Ecologies . This is an international collaboration between the UK and Africa, showcasing the finest contemporary art practices across cultures. The project is currently focusing on Africa with a programme of artist residencies, exhibitions and events directed by a consortium led by NAE in partnership with Delfina Foundation, Eastside Projects, QUAD/FORMAT, Primary, MAC and The Tetley and supported by Arts Council England.
Louise will be in Lagos from the 25th – 29th October.