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ANA Podcast; In Studio Visits Nigeria, Presents Gerald Chukwuma

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Step into the inspiring world in this month’s podcast episode with Gerald Chukwuma. The visionary artist was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. He is one of Nigeria’s leading contemporary artist. Gerald is known for his meticulously crafted wooden sculptures.

Gerald in the studio.
Image courtesy of Jonas Schwarz Lausten

His work is in line with the prestigious Nsukka art tradition, which has played a significant role in advancing and modernizing Igbo cultural aesthetics. He draws influence from traditional Uli and Nsibidi symbols. His art also speaks to the present, since he turns found things into incredibly detailed works of art, firmly establishing himself in the current conversation about ecological and environmental issues.

Close up of Gerald’s Art.
Image courtesy of Jonas Schwarz Lausten

Contemporary and modern Nigerian art is full of passion, humor, opinions, strength, and diversity. This and much more are what you will get insights into in this podcast series. Join Jonas Schwarz Lausten in an inspiring conversation with Gerald on his journey through his career and the current climate of African contemporary art.

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Music is from ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Pixabay⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and the theme song “⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Start Again⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠” is by Nigerian singersong writer ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Falana⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. Sculpture on podcast cover by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Alimi Adewale⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

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Azeeza Sanni is the General Manager of Art News Africa. She is a graduate of Middlesex University of Mauritius & Monash South Africa. You can reach her with information/requests on mail@artnewsafrica.com.

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