Ile was a photo exhibition born out of need to implore everyone especially Nigerians to get in touch with their culture and heritage. Our origins represent heritages passed on from generation to generation. It is our collective duty to ensure that they are not neglected and passed on from our generation to the next.
Through photographs of dilapidation and decay in physical inanimate structures as a result of their neglect or lack of maintenance, I want to survey the metaphor of the current state of our heritages. I hope these pictures take us all back to our origins.
We must contribute to their socio-cultural development and pass on their moral codes to the next generation as the survival of our heritages depend on us consciously refusing to neglect.
This exhibition is a call to everyone to get in touch physically and mentally with their origin before everything we once cherished about them is lost.
The exhibition was held at The Jaekel House Museum, Nigeria Railway Compound, Ebute Metta from Oct 29th – Nov 12 in collaboration with Legacy 1995 Nigeria, a building and environmental interest group in Nigeria.
Please find below some of the pictures exhibited and guests at the museum.