Sokari Ekine

Documentary Photographer, Visual Scholar
AfroFuture, Ground Zero Exhibition
Location: New Orleans
Nationality: Nigerian British
Biography: Sokari is a Nigerian British feminist, photographer, visual scholar, writer, and activist.  She has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the US.  Her work focuses on decolonization, sexuality and sexual rights,... read on
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AfroFuture, Ground Zero Exhibition
sokari ekine
Sep 18, 2019
Location: New Orleans
EXHIBITION: An exhibition showcasing contemporary work by artists, creatives, and designers engaging in the aesthetic of black spatial realities, imaginary spaces, and black meccas. Exhibitions — New Orleans African American Museum
I will be presenting two 20 x 24 collages from my series "Signs of God".  In this work, I excavate the past so as to erase the silence around the complicity of the  Christian church in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and the human factories known as plantations.  I draw on the work of Saidiya Hartman's "Afterlife of Slavery" as seen in the ubiquitous signs of god on the streets of Ghana, Nigeria, and other African countries. Here as Hartman writes "Christ promised a future unencumbered by history; he was the antidote to recollection". The past washed away in the currents of the Atlantic.


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