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Jelili Atiku Gives ‘Nelson Mandela: A Second Burial’

We bring you pictures from the 9th Annual Yoruba Day Celebration which held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the University of Texas. The event which was the 9th edition of what has become an annual celebration featured Jelili Atiku as a guest speaker. Atiku, an installation and performance artist, performed and showcased “Nelson Mandela: A Second Burial.”

 

Photo Credit: Hakeem Adewumi

The Late Madiba gets a second burial

The Late Madiba gets a second burial

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About The Artist

 

Jelili Atiku

Jelili Atiku

‘Jelili Atiku is a Nigerian multimedia artist with political concerns for human rights and justice. Through drawing, installation sculpture, photography, video and live art performance; he strives to help viewers understand the world and expand their understanding and experiences, so that they can activate and renew their lives and environments. Since 2008, he has been involved in an ongoing performance project, In the Red, which uses red as a symbol of life, suffering, danger and violence. In 2008/2009, his performance video, Victim of Political Assassination was showcased in Video Library section of Rencontres Internationales in Paris, Berlin and Madrid. He also featured in the Geisai #12 Contemporary Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan (2009), 16th Festival International D’Art Video de Casablanca, Morocco (2009), Old News #6, Malmo, Lagos and Copenhagen (2009/2010) and Freedom to Create Prize, Singapore (2009).’

 

 

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