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Self Portraiture: Women, The Body & Representation

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A workshop with Keyezua and Jenevive Aken.

When: November 26th, 2017 at 2pm.

Showing at African Artists' Foundation, 3B Isi Olaoyekan Close, Off Adeleke Adedoyin Street, Off Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.



LagosPhoto is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria. The festival presents photography as it is embodied in the exploration of historical and contemporary issues, the promotion of social programmes, and the reclamation and engagement of public spaces in showcasing contemporary photography. Its 8th edition themed Regimes of Truth will hold between the 24th of November- 15th of December.

Regimes of Truth will explore the pursuit for and presentation of truth in contemporary society, gleaning inspiration from the writings of some of the 19th and 20th centuries' most influential literary realists and intellectuals. Gustave Flaubert’s L’Empire de la Bêtis (The Empire of Stupidity), Orwell’s creation of “doublethink” from his dystopian novel 1984, as well as the writings of Foucault, Achebe and Huxley, all possessed foresight about contemporary society’s concurrent quandary, whereby access to information on one hand and substantive facts on the other hand, are masked by a constructed rhetoric. Regimes of Truth thus ruminates on the tension and confluence between veracity and artifice in society today.

See full list of events happening over the few weeks here.

Earlier Event: 26 November
Book Hangout (Lagos)