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Female artists continue being underrepresented in the Nigerian Art scene, despite their continuous and valuable contributions to its growth and development. In collaboration with Curator Olufisayo Bakare, the YSMA attempts to address this disproportion through 'The Invincible Hands' Art Exhibition, giving credence to the individuality, voices, and creativity of women artists.
Using examples of works in clay, wood, metal, fibre, beads and re-purposed objects, the exhibition shows how Nigerian artists have explored different materials available within their environment, mirroring the various social conditions and civilizations at that time.
Across time, Nigerian artists have engaged with their indigenous cultures and socio-political milieu to reflect the conscience of their society. The Mirroring Man exhibition attempts to reflect the conscious and unconscious reflection of nationalist thoughts, political ideals and socio-cultural themes through art.
This program is designed for kids, 8 - 14 years, to learn about the elements of art including lines, shapes, form, space, colour, texture etc and how they are combined as symbols of visual language and expression by artists.
With the aim of teaching Nigerian history through art, YSMA has designed a full-day program (10:00am to 3:00pm) for secondary school students, titled “Precolonial Societies in Nigeria”. The programme will be museum-based and will use “object-based learning” methodologies.