Anya Fulu Ugo, University of Nigeria, Nnsuka, June 2015

Anya Fulu Ugo, an art exhibition in honour of frontline artists and teachers Profs. El Anatsui and Obiora Udechukwu, gets under way today at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Library building, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, and will end in July 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by an interdisciplinary Conference on African Arts with Nigerian, other African, and international scholars who continue to make landmark contributions to humanity.

The conference, themed ‘African Art and Artists after the Millennial Turn’, is adopting an interdisciplinary approach to the discourse of the current state of art and artists in Africa and in the African Diaspora. Paper and panel proposals were received from scholars in the visual arts, art history, mass communication, theatre and film studies, linguistics, literary studies, music, economics, anthropology, history and international relations, archaeology, tourism and museum studies, law, etc.

For this exhibition I am showing the latest piece of my ‘plastic bags Installation’, Us Girls Gotta Stand Tall, 2015.