WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that WHATIFTHEWORLD will be showing Lakin Ogunbanwo and Thania Petersen’s work at Booth 11 at 1-54 Marrakech.
Central to Ogunbanwo’s artistic investigation, is his desire to document the culture of Nigeria’s capital, Lagos; expand the contemporary African visual archive; and portray self-represented African narratives. This is explored in his photographic series depicting Nigerian brides, e wá wo mi, on display at 1-54 Marrakech.
Thania Petersen’s tapestry series comprises of a collection of neon coloured, hand-embroidered musallah, the threads of which gradually fade to black. Musallah, translated as prayer mat is an an arabic word that has been adopted by Muslims globally. Petersen also references Afghan war rugs in this series, addressing themes of warfare, islamophobia, religious dogma, colonialism, European and American imperialism, and the increasing influence of right-wing ideologies.