( Mon., Oct. 1, 2018 - Fri., Oct. 26, 2018 )
Performed by Eniola Odunuga, Ralph Eluehike, Adedolapo George, Adedeji Olalekan, Obasola Bamigbola, Israel Aigberadion, Etinosa Osayimwen, Osakpolor Omoregie, Kayode Oluwa
John and June Allcott Gallery, 115 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill, NC 27599
The exhibition I Be Person I No Be Number hopes to investigate how civil liberty groups and human rights movements have become potent platforms in the hands of ordinary citizens and their impact on dictatorial rule. Its aim is to highlight the friction between the two opposing forces – the people's yearning for freedom and the underhand machinations of corrupt leaders. These groups have remained in the forefront of Nigerian democracy since independence. The project will also explore questions on leadership, the role of citizens and their ability to challenge political authorities in state affairs.
The exhibition is a partnership between The Nlele Institute and the Department of Art & Art History. This show will run in conjunction with the For Freedoms | 50 States Initiative.
Closing Reception: October 25, 5-7 pm