Sunday, October 24, 2010

From Nigeria To New England

Olu Oguibe who is originally from Nigeria & is presently at the University of Connecticut, recently installed a forty-foot long stonewall in the gallery of, Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut.

This is some of what Mr. Oguibe had prepared for his artist's statement: "By moving the New England stonewall into the gallery or museum space, & making the stonewall part of the vocabulary of conceptual art, I hope to generate a new, inclusive discourse that draws no line between aesthetic or formal concerns, & environmental, cultural, & social discourses."


To view this museum piece you are encouraged to visit: Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St.
Hartford, Connecticut. Olu Obuibe's New England stonewall is on exhibit until March 20th, 2011.
Or, just take a quaint & traditional New England walk, but be aware, many of the stonewalls that you may be viewing may not be protected by the towns & municipalities of which you are visiting. Without the protection of the average citizen banding together, one day the only place to view one of these antiquities, may be at galleries such as these.
Let us hope that with enough concern, awareness & a sense of the aesthetics, that "we the people", won't let this, come to pass.

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