To encourage the growing development of, and interest in the contemporary art scene across numerous African countries, the project is primarily focused on the creation and distribution of art books in collaboration with art book publishers, editors, art writers, critics, curators, and galleries across the African continent.
The artist and curator Jude Anogwih talks about the emerging development of Video Art in Nigeria. As co-founder of the Platform VAN Lagos, he wishes, through exhibitions, workshops and lately with the German-Nigerian Project „Videonale in Lagos. Changing City – Shifting Spaces“, to pay tribute to the Video Art as a “social messenger”.
A Conversation with Ijoma Mangold FRAGILE
On November 22nd 2021, Nigerian writer, Chika Unigwe talked to German writer and literary critic, Ijoma Mangold, about his memoir The German Crocodile, which was recently translated into the English. You can listen to the virtual conversation here.
The novels and films about the big West African ethnic group Hausa are very popular, albeit barely penetrating the language border. Carmen McCain has not just done her doctorate on Hausa literature and cinema but also performed as an actress: “More than wanting to study it, I wanted to just go and be a part of it.”
Written by Peju Akande, Toni Kan, Jahman Anikulapo, and accompanied with illustrations by visual artist Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, this book is full of facts and fun – and will provide you with all you need to know about Who’s Who in the Yorùbá Pantheon. Learn more about powerful Yemọja, strong Sàngó, Ọṣun’s ways of wisdom – and why Èsù most definitely is not Satan!
The online initiative, which started in 2018, uses social media to create awareness about the importance of libraries as spaces for reading and learning in nine African countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya & Ethiopia.
The Corona Chronicles are an interview series, in which the Goethe-Institut Nigeria asked ten Nigerian artists and journalists what the crisis means for them and their work, how they deal with it and what lessons they have learnt for the future.
A workshop-series for children's book illustrators and authors, facilitated by Ute Krause and Baba Aminu Abdulkareem. The participants are six authors and six illustrators, who were selected via an open call last year.
What happens, when five young contemporary Nigerian artists, coming from different parts of this country, go back to their former schools in their hometowns and lead two-day art workshops for the students? Ideally, it will create a vital spark of interest and enthusiasm for culture and art among the adolescents.
The Goethe-Institut is proud to present the release of the long-awaited Afro Young Adult anthology, titled “Water Birds on the Lake Shore: An Anthology of African Young-Adult Fiction”.
The ABC of Project Management
The ABC of Project Management, a year-long workshop series by Goethe-Institut Nigeria, was designed to support mid-level professionals in the creative, cultural and social scenes in Nigeria.
Here are the feedbacks from some of the participants and facilitators of the project
Children and Youth Theatre Workshop
Call for Participation for Practitioners of Children and Youth Theatre in Nigeria: The Goethe-Institut in Lagos scouts for young theatre directors and actors/actresses focusing on children theatre in Nigeria.
Stretched Terrains – The Mobile Museum on it´s Way to Dak'Art
For the second time since 2016, the Goethe-Institut Nigeria initiates a mobile residency program titled "Stretched Terrains – The Mobile Museum on its
Way to Dak'Art" with a group of young artists from Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Germany.