Ayo Akingbade: Show Me The World Mister

3 May - 20 October 2024
Free to all

New solo exhibition featuring films shot in Nigeria exploring history, power, and ancestral connections.

Show Me The World Mister features two new film commissions, shot on location in Nigeria, by Ayo Akingbade: The Fist and Faluyi. These films epitomise Akingbade's exploration of history, place-making, legacy, and power. The Fist portrays the Guinness brewery in Lagos, merging industrialisation and labour histories, while Faluyi tracks protagonist Ife's mystical journey through ancestral lands.

Acquired by the Whitworth with Art Fund support, both films converge in a unique installation by the artist. An accompanying book, Show Me The World Mister, published by Chisenhale Gallery and Bookworks will be available to purchase in the Whitworth Shop.

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