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.

The group will start the six-week journey with an old converted public transport bus, the Molue Mobile Museum of Contemporary Art, on April 11, 2018 in Lagos. Crossing Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Mali, they will eventually arrive in Dakar, Senegal right at the opening of the 13. International Biennial DaK’Art, beginning in May. On May 07, they will head back to Nigeria, where they will finally arrive on May 25.

On their journey, the artists examine diverse public spaces as communication zones of social, economic and political interaction/intervention/disruption. The project embraces the diversity of practices and perspectives of the participating artists, who will discuss and exchange their artistic interactions as they travel the approximately 10.000-kilometer road trip. The artworks, which will be created in Dakar and during the journey will be presented and discussed along the way back to Nigeria at the Goethe-Institutes and cultural centres at Dakar, Bamako, Abidjan, Accra, Lomé and Lagos.
The challenge for the artists, but also the special character of the project is the frequent re- location, the constantly changing framework and the unexpected connected with the journey. Experimental in nature, the project encourages exchange and collaboration among participating artists and the public.
The Nigerian artist Emeka Udemba, who is living in Germany, is the curator of the project. The whole journey can be followed on the weblog, Stretched Terrains, and social media with the hashtag #StretchedTerrains
“Stretched Terrains – The Mobile Museum on the Way to Dak’Art” is a project by Goethe-Institut Nigeria, supported by Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines”
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