Berlin Eröffnung/Opening: Wura-Natasha Ogunji – Every Mask I Ever Loved, 28 septembre 2017 19:00-28 septembre 2017 22:00, art.ifa art.ifa .
« Every Mask I Ever Loved”
Curated by Eva Barois De Caevel
ifa Gallery Berlin
In “Every Mask I Ever Loved” Wura-Natasha Ogunji presents a series of newly commissioned drawings and performances–including re-creations of her performances “Sweep”, “The Kissing Mask”, and “If I loved you” —thereby continuing her exploration of the presence of women in both public and private space. Alongside the programme of performances, the exhibition consists of a display of works—textile masks and video–that are instrumental within the performances or act as echoes of it.
Ogunji’s practice—through drawings (comprised of hand-stitched figures on architectural trace paper), video and performance art—explores physicality, endurance and gestures of the body; our relationship to geographical, architectural and filmic space; as well as memory and history. Many of her performances highlight the relationship between the body and social power and presence, investigating how women, in particular, occupy space through both epic and ordinary actions.
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