Exhibition theme, Living on the Edge, takes on brand-new gist as artists and squats at disused railway molted turfed out by state-owned railway company
When the organisers of Nigeria’s firstly biennial skill show called it Living on the Edge, they could not have known how dreadfully apt the topic would be.
It was inspired by the squatters living in the carriages and structures of a disused railway shed, and their equivalents across Lagos, where dwelling is in short supply, and immense resource and abject poverty exist side by side. Masters were invited” to investigate current realities of the losers in societies around the world- the unseen majority who the hell is pushed to the brink of their existence “.
The houses living in the old railway shed were surprised that anyone would want to host an exhibit in their run-down, leaky home, but got involved, delving trenches it was therefore would not avalanche, visiting grove for the installations and helping to clean up.
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