LineGuage is an exhibition that piqued my interest because I love to read books.
Curated by Iheanyi Onwuegbucha, LineGuage explores the direct relationship between Fine Art and Literature, the co-creation of images between African writers and artists. LineGuage features such artists as Bruce Onobrakpeya, Uche Okeke and Ibrahim El-Salahi who were adept at visual interpretation of literature. It also features the works of Victor Epkuk and Chijioke Onuora who gave illustration to many of Chinua Achebe's literary works.
To further explore the relationship between art and literature, LineGuage invited 5 artists, whose work engage the idea of storytelling, to give a visual response to Kintu, a novel by Ugandan author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. These artists were myself (Amara Okafor), Odun Orimolade, Stacey Okparavero, Rahima Gambo and Jess Atieno.
The work I featured in this exhibition is called;
Chained in the Spirit, 2018