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Thursday Late at the MAG, 9/8: Illustrated talk by Jelili Atiku

August 10, 2012

Last night we attended the Thursday Late talk by Jelili Atiku at the Manchester Art Gallery – and we were blown away!

Jelili Atiku is a multimedia political artist from Ejigbo, Nigeria, concerned with human rights and justice. He uses himself in daring live art performances to make metaphorical statements about humanity. He has shown exhibitions all around the world, from the African nations to the Tate Modern. During his illustrated talk, he discussed his political campaign for Nigerian parliamentary office, his campaign against poor prison conditions, environmental activism, and the exploitation of natural resources of the Niger Delta. His shocking, provocative live sculptural installations have brought attention to neglected issues, such as the commodification of Nigeria in the aftermath of British colonisation.

Read all about him and explore his works, he’s a creative inspiration who’s not afraid to take risks in order to get his message across.

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