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From the Village to the Academy: Experiments with Uli Art in Eastern Nigeria

Sunday, May 21, 2017 |2:00 PM

From the Village to the Academy: Experiments with Uli Art in Eastern Nigeria

Tayo Adenaike
Artist

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 2 p.m.

The African Uli graphic symbols painted on Igbo women’s bodies and decorating walls of houses and compounds in Eastern Nigeria have provided inspiration for artists. The visual repertoire of these symbols offered a rich vein for artistic experimentation among the mostly male artists at Nsukka, Nigeria. Artist Adenaike shares the uli story and his work from the vantage point of an insider.

Surprised but Resolute by Tayo Adenaike
 
Sponsored by Friends of African and African American Art

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