Museum Folkwang in Lagos
Voyage Retour - An exhibition in Nigeria impressed using our wallpaper
in Lagos, Nigeria
Voyage Retour is the title of a new exhibition, the first to be staged by the Museum Folkwang in a country lying south of the Sahara. As part of the project, the Nigerian city of Lagos will host a show presenting pictures by the internationally renowned Nigerian photographer J. D. ’Okhai Ojeikere alongside works by Rolf Gillhausen, Germaine Krull, Robert Lebeck, Malick Sidibé and Wolfgang Weber drawn from the Museum Folkwang’s collection. Voyage Retour brings together images by European and African photographers that bear the unmistakable marks of the various sociopolitical conditions that channelled their expression. There is a particular focus here on the period of decolonisation. With a view to extending the frame of reference, the show also includes numerous allusions to the original contexts in which the exhibits were produced and received.