Dan Halter at M HKA

WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Dan Halter has been included in ENERGY FLASH – The Rave Movement at the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen.

Rave culture from the 1980s and 1990s was Europe’s last big youth movement. During this period of radical social and political change, rave, in its various guises, migrated around the continent from its epicentre of Great Britain, Belgium and Germany. As a movement, it enacted a desire to be autonomous, with a belief in tolerance and experimental living, all built around the latent energy of electronic music. As a music-based culture, it embraced self-practice, invention and unbridled creativity, arguably leading to the densest period in history for the diversification of music. Energy Flash will be the first museum exhibition for considering rave, as well as the social, political, economic and technological conditions that led to the advent of rave as an alternative movement across Europe. It will look at the ideologies as well as the aesthetics of rave, along with its effects on wider culture.

The exhibition opens on 17 July, and will run until 25 September 2016 at M HKA, Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium.

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Lakin Ogunbanwo at BOZAR

WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Lakin Ogunbanwo is included in the exhibition ‘Dey your Lane!’ as part of ‘Summer of Photography 2016’ in Brussels.

‘Dey your Lane!’ is a typical Lagos expression for ‘mind your own business’. When you realise that Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, with a population of over 18 million, you can imagine this phrase comes in handy. With photography, video and soundscapes, the exhibition depicts the individualistic and creative dynamic generated by the huge city. See how the inhabitants of this megalopolis appropriate the public space and make their personal and collective ambitions come true. This exhibition is accompanied by a great selection of Nigerian cinema, literature and contemporary dance.

The exhibition, curated by Azu Nwagbogu (director Lagos Photo), will take place from 17 July until 04 September 2016 at the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium.

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