Exhibition theme, Living on the Edge, takes on brand-new meaning as masters and squats at disused railway shed turfed out by state-owned railway company
When the organisers of Nigeria’s first biennial art exhibition called it Living on the Edge, they could not have known how painfully apt the topic would be.
It was inspired by the squats living in the carriages and structures of a disused railway molted, and their equivalents across Lagos, where housing is in short supply, and immense money and abject privation exist side by side. Masters were invited” to probe the realities of the losers in societies around the world- the unseen majority who are now pushed to the brink of their existence “.
The pedigrees living in the old railway molted were surprised that anyone would want to host an exhibition in their run-down, leaky residence, but got involved, mining excavations it was therefore has not been able to deluge, eying lumber for the installations and helping to clean up.
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