This exhibition features work from artists Eniola Odunuga, Ralph Eluehike, Adedolapo George, Adedeji Olalekan, Obasola Bamigbola, Israel Aigberadion, Etinosa Osayimwen, Osakpolor Omoregie, and Oluwawaheed Kayode. It is on display in the John and June Allcott Gallery in Hanes Art Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The exhibition is organized by Carol Magee, Gesche Würfel, and Makiah Belk as 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.
About For Freedoms: Founded in 2016 by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms is a platform for creative civic engagement, discourse, and direct action. Inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—For Freedoms’ exhibitions, installations, and public programs use art to deepen public discussions on civic issues and core values, and to advocate for equality, dialogue, and civic participation. As a nexus between art, politics, commerce, and education, For Freedoms aims to inject anti-partisan, critical thinking that fine art requires into the political landscape through programming, exhibitions, and public artworks. In 2018, For Freedoms launched the 50 State Initiative: the largest creative collaboration in U.S. history.
This exhibition is free an open to the public. The John and June Allcott Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.