Heritage, Identity and Culture with Kofo Kego

Heritage, Identity and Culture

Rethinking the Grand Tour Gallery 4

Join Kofo Kego and special guests in this workshop celebrating Nigerian culture and heritage,  exploring the collection artworks that Kofo selected for Rethinking the Grand Tour in Gallery 4.  

Kofo will discuss the Aso Oke cloth collected in the 1930s currently on display in Rethinking the Grand Tour, looking at how it was made and used in the past and present day. The event will also showcase two contemporary Aso Oke wedding outfits to be displayed in a second iteration of this display later in May.

Kofo will be joined by special guests; poet Griot Gabriel, mother and son; Abimbola Catherall and Osaze Catherall and Professor Erinma Bell, Moss Side Councillor as well as live Yoruba musicians.

The event is open to all and will take place in Gallery 4. To help provide an indication of numbers please book your place on Eventbrite.

View of Gallery 4

This is part of a wider project exploring Displacement Aesthetics initiated by the University of Manchester and the University of Melbourne, with Manchester Art Gallery, The Whitworth Art Gallery, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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