Igi Lola Ayedun
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About the artist
Igi Lola Ayedun is an multimedia self-taught artist who works with painting, video, 3D digital sculpture and sound. Her work is guided by the cultural and biological potential of color and blue is her current main research through the indigo route, the lapis lazuli historical legacy and power of minerals. Part of her painting work explores ancestral textile techniques using natural pigments and materials as clay, wax, corn and cotton and the other part explores form and color studies with mediums and natural materials reactions and tones in order to rebuild life-cycles through the artistic materiality itself and her dreams emotional-visual descriptions. Igi believes that the juxtaposition of ancient and contemporary technologies is a spiritual way to preserve the african ancestrality to the future.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
GINGA features new works by emerging BIPOC artists from across Brazil. “The presentation interrogates issues of race, gender, sexuality, and social class in postcolonial Brazil in an exploration of identity”, said curator Igi Lola Ayedun. “Artists in this exhibition draw from the wide spectrum of racial roots in Brazil. From painting to sculpture, whether through figurative or abstract techniques, through the logic of representation or expression, GINGA explores contemporary Brazilian identity through decolonial frameworks, including right of subjectivity; queer political thought; Black meta-community documentary; and heritage perseveration and projection.” The exhibition takes its name, GINGA, from the fundamental movement of capoeira, the Brazilian martial art practice of West African descent, in which the body rocks back and forth in constant motion to thwart attack.
Works in GINGA blur the boundaries of traditional media to constitute an “intermedia—as opposed to cross- media—relationship,” said Ayedun. The exhibition by the São Paulo-based network confronts the parameters within which Latinx art has traditionally been understood, explained Ayedun: “HOA is challenging the colonialist narrative that Latinx art must either trail superior Eurocentric identities, or belong to an exoticized avant-garde of rebels without a genuine cause.”
- Artist Name: Igi Lola Ayedun
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- Shipping From: São Paulo, Brazil
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