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Olaku, Ogiugo Others In ‘DeFiAnCe’ Against Pandemic

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In its debut art exhibition, a new entrant, Breath Of Hope Africa Gallery has assembled 20 artists, from across two generations. Currently showing virtually, as DeFiAnCe: Creativity In Times Of Crisis, the exhibition, according to curator and director of the gallery, Adebimpe Adebambo, celebrates the visual stories told by 20 Nigerian artists “from the depths of their hearts.”

'DeFiAnCe' Against Pandemic
A piece by Edosa Ogiugo titled ‘Black Princess’ (Uvbi Ne Khui), pastel on paper, 16.5×23.4 inches, dated 2020.

The theme, Adebambo explained, captures how the artists expressed themselves in the year of pandemic. Also, the 2020 year of the COVID-19 pandemic, coincidentally, gave birth to the new gallery.

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Among the entries are: Abiodun Olaku, Edosa Ogiugo, Adekusibe Odunfa, Bolaji Ogunwo, and a host of other creatives.

The Virtual Reality is done by Kugali Media, a company telling African stories through comics, animation, augmented and virtual reality.

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