Adeyemo’s film Wey Dey Move, written with Hermes Chibueze Iyele and Sunday Ozegbe Obiajulu, is the exhibition’s centrepiece. It shares the creative energy of a group of young people living in Oworonshoki, a lagoon-side community in Lagos. The film immerses us in the magical potential of everyday life in a city perpetually under construction. Short films shown around the gallery share interviews with leading figures in the dance scene and activist movements, as well as perspectives from young people at festivals and masquerades. The installation celebrates how traditional lagoon lifestyles, spiritual practices and urban youth culture create communities that can resist and persist amongst the destructive nature of speculative urban development.  

date
17/07/2022
through
08/10/2022
language
Dutch/English
 
location

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam

entrance

Adults: €14
Under 18s: Free
Friends and members of Het Nieuwe Instituut: Free
Students: €7
CJP: €7
Groups (from 15 people): €12
Museum card, ICOM/ICAM, VriendenLoterij VIP card, Rotterdampas, Rembrandt card: Free
Rotterdam Welcome Card: €10.50

VriendenLoterij VIP card-holders can bring three guests free of charge up to and including 6 March