INAUGURAL NIGERIAN PAVILION at the 56th VENICE BIENNIAL • Kirbeh Gets
Artist Kirbeh Gets
Inaugural Nigerian Pavilion At The 56th Venice Biennial – An Excerpt
I was amongst 4 Nigerian artists selected to participate in the 56th Venice biennial for Nigerian pavilion. Last minute, the pavilion got cancelled. This became an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of a Nigerian national pavilion at Venice for its various constituents and Africa at large. The result was my development of the “Nigerian Pavilion.”
Encompassing an entire exhibition of artworks by four “Nigerian” artists, who created sculptural installations, conceptual print media, paintings and photographic series that comments upon postcolonial networks of trade, power and communication.