Emeka Ogboh

Lagos Soundscapes

‘If you have ever been to Lagos you will understand why sound is my preferred medium. One of the first impressions of the city is the intensity of its soundscapes.’ — Emeka Ogboh

Widely regarded as a pioneering sound artist from Africa, Emeka Ogboh (b. 1977, Enugu, Nigeria) is one of the most exciting artists on the international art scene and one of the finest of his generation.

Edited by the artist, art historian and curator Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, this book is a compendium of Ogboh’s early corpus of works (2009–2014) focused on Lagos, Nigeria’s economic and cultural capital, entitled Lagos Soundscapes.

The body of work which launched Ogboh into international reckoning is an ongoing series comprised mainly of sound works but also installations, video, and photographs.

Lagos Soundscapes is the first significant monograph on the work of Emeka Ogboh.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Emeka Ogboh: No Condition is Permanent at Galerie Imane Farès (13 September – 24 November 2018).

English and French text.

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