LECTURE & DISCUSSION WITH MOHAMED ALTOUM AND ADEOLA OLAGUNJU
Mohamed Altoum and Adeola Olagunju are visual artists (photography) from Sudan and Nigeria. In recent years, their works have reflected various stories from Africa.
Mohamed makes documentary films about flight, identity and social justice. In addition, he is involved in various organizations to promote visual arts in Africa. In his works he processes his personal experiences and combines visual impressions with storytelling. Since July 2018, he has been a scholarship holder in the Residency Program for International Artists at Urbane Künste Ruhr in cooperation with the Ringlokschuppen Ruhr and the Silent University Ruhr.
In her home country Adeola Olagunju studied Fine and Applied Arts (Graphic Design) and worked as a graphic designer and director for an advertising agency in Lagos/Nigeria. In her works she explores themes around the self, memory, spirituality and the social landscape. Adeola is currently doing her M.A. in Photography Studies and Practice at Folkwang University in Essen.
On May 31, both artists will report on their experiences and work in Africa and present parts of their various photographic stories in an Artist Talks. The event will be held in German, English and Arabic.
Venue: SILENT UNIVERSITY –dezentrale | Leineweberstraße 15-17 | 45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Friday 31. May 2019, 17.30 Uhr