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Saso L'Oju Egun - Behind the Mask

Presented by fuseboxfestival.com and Big Medium at Big Medium Gallery, Austin TX

Apr 18 - 22 2018
Saso L'Oju Egun - Behind the Mask

My current research is focused on the cloth of the masquerades of the Egungun Festival in West Africa and parts of Bahia, Brazil. When I was on residency in Brazil my paper tapestry technique became influenced by the traditional fabric of the BAHIA people, who have a close connection to the Yoruba people of Nigeria through the slave trade. They both celebrate the Egungun Festival, a traditional religious ritual, where masqueraders dance in elaborate costumes.

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ADMISSION INFO

This project is sponsored by MID AMERICA ART ALLIANCE, NEA, ARTWITHAKIRASH FOUNDATION, CULTURAL ARTS ECONOMY DEVELOPMENT CITY OF AUSTIN, FUSEBOX FESTIVAL AUSTIN, BIG MEDIUM AUSTIN.

This event will take place during the Fusebox Festival in April 2018.

Free Admission” if the event is free and open to the public.

 

Contact: Olaniyi R. Akindiya AKIRASH

( 512 693 1698)

artistsrootsembassy@yahoo.com

www.artwithakirash.com

Contact: 5126931698

Email: artistsrootsembassy@yahoo.com

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

Opening of the exhibition is 18th April 2018, Time: 6:30 pm.

The performance is 22nd April, 2018 Time: 4:00 pm

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

VIDEOS

  • This is one out of the 10 costume create for the events and this one above tell stories about hunters, farmer and kings who protect and rule their people in those days before civilization come.

LOCATION

Big Medium Gallery

916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #101, Austin, TX 78721

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