Chaotic Nigerian Marketplace at The African Art Museum

Smithsonian | Katie Nodjimbadem

West African artist Emeka Ogboh’s installation will be the first time the museum has featured a work of sound art. It’s Saturday afternoon in Lagos, Nigeria, and crowds of people have descended on Balogun, one of the largest open-air markets in West Africa. Shoppers navigate through the masses, their flip flops smacking the ground as they move between the market’s stalls, where vendors selling fruits and vegetables, beaded jewelry and colorful Dutch wax cloth yell out to them… Read more

Image: The artist’s sound project takes museum visitors on an imaginary journey to the Balogun market in Lagos. (Courtesy of Emeka Ogboh)

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