6 - 9pm, Thursday 8th Jul
Ken Nwadiogbu - Journey Mercies
The Bomb Factory presents 'Journey Mercies', a solo exhibition by Nigerian artist Ken Nwadiogbu. The desire for young Nigerians to travel or migrate from their country provides the context for the exhibition.
The exhibition features an installation made of stacked cardboard boxes. For Nwadiogbu the boxes have a utilitarian aspect, but they also act as a metaphor for global trade and evoke the migrant experience. Each box is painted with a personal identifier – the faces of people the artist has met on his travels - but the stacking nods at the collective.
He says, ‘Our individual lives replete with our experiences may be self-contained but, essentially, we stand on each other’s shoulders journeying to a different continent and bringing with us values that shape the culture and ideas of these spaces.’
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