Artist Talk with Emeka Ogboh and Bani Abidi: “Remaking the Anthem”

About The Event

Exhibiting artists Emeka Ogboh and Bani Abidi will have an online conversation about how contemporary art can recontextualize national anthems, opening questions about patriotism and cultural belonging. Through his works, Ogboh explores how private and public memories and histories are translated, transformed and encoded into sound and food. Bani Abidi’s practice draws on both every day and historical events to explore issues of nationalism and state power. Abidi studied painting and printmaking, and she later attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, earning an MFA in 1999. In 2021, Abidi had a solo exhibition at the MCA Chicago.