SNAG Conference

Transforming Tradition

Artists whose work is inspired by historical forms, techniques or practices in West Africa today.

Each artist will give a brief presentation of their work on the Main Stage, followed by a breakout discussion moderated by LaMar Gayles in Sessions.

Presentations by: Ebenezer Akakpo and Philip Omodamwen

 

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Friday September 29th
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Ebenezer Akakpo

My presentation will illuminate the profound interplay between my cultural background and skillset by tracing a trajectory from age-old influences to contemporary reimagining. By exploring these facets, I…

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Philip Omodamwen

Phil Omodamwen is a 6th generation Benin bronze caster in Nigeria. Born in Benin City in 1971 into the Omodamwen’s family which belongs to the…

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LaMar Gayles

LaMar Gayles (a native son of the South Side of Chicago) is an archaeologist, independent curator, material culture scholar, and technical art historian. He is…

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