Events

Bruce Onobrakpeya artist talk at Temple Muse

Bruce Onobrakpeya artist talk at Temple Muse

photo by Monsuru Alashe

Prof Bruce Onobrakpeya with art collector, Dr. Myma Belo-Osagie at the Artist talk

Prof Bruce Onobrakpeya with art collector, Dr. Myma Belo-Osagie at the Artist talk

Photo by Monsuru Alashe

Bruce Onobrakpeya and exhibition curator at Temple Muse artist talk

Bruce Onobrakpeya and exhibition curator at Temple Muse artist talk

Photo by Amara Obiago

Bruce Onobrakpeya Aba Na Nya series face

Bruce Onobrakpeya Aba Na Nya series face

Bruce Onobrakpeya Aba Na Nya series face 2

Bruce Onobrakpeya Aba Na Nya series face 2

Artist Talk: Bruce Onobrakpeya

  • January 16, 2016

  • Temple Muse


The event was a fascinating expose about the Best Of Bruce’s Exhibition where Professor Bruce Onobrakpeya presented a talk on his new Aba Na Nya series.

The Aba Na Nya series, is named after the fabrics that have been used as a textile canvas for his work. Individual mask like faces created from engravings and multi-media collages with pieces of cloth, have been photographed using a new xerograph technique. Aba Na Nya is an Okpe (Urhobo) word that became well known as an expression of disapproval of inferior fabrics introduced into Nigerian markets. Aba Na Nya therefore is a metaphor for change.  The pictures made partly from the collage of fabric left over by dressmakers, are not graphic illustrations of stories of change, rather they are inspiration and invitation for us to tell our own stories of change.