Known as ‘Little Lagos’, Peckham is home to one of the largest Nigerian diaspora communities in the UK. Lagos, Peckham, Repeat: Pilgrimage to the Lakes is a major group exhibition looking at the connections between Lagos in Nigeria and Peckham in south east London.
The exhibition highlights the relationships, culture, shared history, communities and art that link the two places. Themes explored include transnational exchange, a sense of place and the contemporary metropolis.
The exhibition showcases works by thirteen Nigerian and British-Nigerian artists, bringing together sculpture, photography, sound and film.
“Lagos, Peckham, Repeat fascinates the most when it captures the commonalities between cities and communities across place and time, combining specific and shared experience.”
– Joe Lloyd for Studio International
It features several new commissions, a site-specific installation and a collaboration with south London based brewery Orbit. The exhibition will also display work made during artist residencies, one in Lagos and one in Peckham, with an aim to further develop lasting creative relationships between the two places.
Lagos Studio Archives
EXPLORE THE EXHIBITION
The SLG collaborated with GAS Foundation, Lagos resulting in UK-based artist Chiizii being hosted by GAS Foundation.
Exhibition supported by
Additional support from
James Cohan, New York; Stephen Friedman Gallery; Goodman Gallery;
Art Fund’s Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grant;
Lagos, Peckham, Repeat Exhibition Supporters’ Circle.
Graphic design: Kieron Lewis
- Quiet hours with lowered sound will take place every Tuesday and Thursday, 5-6pm
- It is dark and loud in the Main Gallery
- Do not touch any artwork in the Main Gallery
- Seating, ear defenders, ear plugs, magnifying glasses and torches are available upon request
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- Content guidance: Gallery 5 contains nudity and photography from the colonial era
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