2017-års mottagare av William Blair Bruces Travel Scholaship: DIANA AGUNBIADE-KOLAWOLE ställer ut i Brucebos Galleri. Välkommen att se utställningen COMMON GROUND.
Architectural photographs from two rural villages and a homestead in Yorùbáland Nigeria. The villages are elegantly preserved and maintained in a way sympathetic to the history and heritage of their past inhabitants. They are an intentional/unintentional museum of a world long gone, accessed only on the conditions of modern technologies such as satellite dishes and mobile telephone towers.
These villages have a rather unique concept, because the people who inherit the land of their ancestors do not wish to erect new immaculate retirement homes, the norm in other rural villages. These two villages are the evidence of the native ways, and the acceptance of the colonial rule, featuring beautiful churches and Mosques, available on visits for burials and occasions when the diaspora return home to claim their inherited titles and chieftaincies.
These chieftaincies wield no significant power or influence, although it remains one of the last traces of traditional pre colonial self governance and access to a bygone era. The homestead on the side of the express way between 2 very big cities, offers a little glimpse of nature and calmness in an otherwise hectic metropolis.
Utställningen visas i samband med de guidade visningarna, tisdagar, torsdagar och fredagar 11.00 & 13.00.