The complexity and impact of the information consumed from childhood on the life of an adult.

AAA Exhibition: BOX 2020

Afrikrown Annual Art exhibition was launched in 2019 with the aim of supporting, promoting and exposing young African artists, presenting the value their art embodies while addressing societal issues through awareness creation which encourages constructive conversation and fosters change.

Our young artists involved in this year’s exhibition were Jane Ugah and Victor Eko, with unique styles of art, creating a sense of engagement for their audience with every brush stroke with artworks that are involving and can be related to even without words to reveal their essence.

This year the exhibition went virtual on the 28th September — 2nd October, with the theme ‘BOX’, we focused on the complexity and impacts of the information consumed from childhood on the life of an adult. A live session was held to address the above mentioned topic with our guest speaker, Toluse Dove Francis also known as the Mentalist. An excerpt of the session is seen below (full session can be viewed here; afrikrown_).

Question 1

The Box is an accumulation of all the information that an individual has been exposed to since they were born. Can you talk a bit about its complexity, seeing that although it entails all the person knows, it is not universally accepted and may be seen as inadequate in a different part of the world.

(For instance, a Nigerian may visit Australia and think that some of the behaviors there are uncanny)

Answer

(Full answer can be viewed here; afrikrown_).

Question 2

Is it right to say that the concept of belief is paradoxical? …Also, what is the nature of belief in relation to the Box?

Answer

(Full answer can be viewed here; afrikrown_).

Question 3

Would you say it is a risk for an individual to step outside of all they know in order to expand this Box?

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(Full answer can be viewed here; afrikrown_).

Question 4

· Can it be said that doubt is a tool to expand the Box? How so?

· Can you proffer other possible tools to expand?

Answer

(Full answer can be viewed here; afrikrown_).

Question 5

Please I would like you to talk a little about the rigidity of an individual’s mind based on his or her beliefs, and the importance of doubt for such an individual to grow in knowledge.

Answer

(Full answer can be viewed here; afrikrown_).

Question 6

How can one create a balance between doubt as a negative element (as in self doubt, or unbelief) and doubt as a tool to expand this Box? Is there an angle of neutrality?

Answer

(Full answer can be viewed here; afrikrown_).

Bonus question

Is there anything you would like to add?

Answer

(Full session can be viewed here; afrikrown_).

The virtual exhibition where the artists explained what their artworks are all about was aired online, with excerpts on youtube.

(Click here to view the full exhibition).

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(Click here to view more of Jane Uga’s works)

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(Click here to view more of Eko Victor’s works)

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