VISUAL ART AND CORRUPTION: The African Child

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Today we look at an artist whose works have appeared here before. His name is Ibim Cookey who participated in a recent exhibition at Shoprite Gallery, Enugu.

Theme of the exhibition was THE AFRICAN CHILD. Who needs to be shielded more from the horrors of corruption than the African child, the leader of tomorrow? The video clip below is a brief interview we had of him in which he takes us into the substance of the works he showcased at the 2 day Exhibition which lasted from Saturday, June 16th to Sunday, June 17th. In the interview he talks about two works titled STARE and STOP THE SOOT.

The first shows an African Child staring intently forward as though pronouncing judgment on those responsible for her welfare. They dare not toy with her future by toying with public funds or toying with any other factor crucial for the security of her future. And in STOP THE SOOT, Mr Cookey makes a direct statement about environment control and pollution arising from oil exploration activities.

STOP THE SOOT shows the physical results of excessive exposure to the chemicals released into the environment as a result of environmentally unfriendly industrial activities particularly activities in the oil and gas industry. Watch and enjoy our talk with him

 

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