No Condition is Permanent
The exhibition Emeka Ogboh: No Condition is Permanent focuses on the artist Emeka Ogboh’s Lagos Soundscapes. The corpus of work re ects the history and modalities that have shaped the urban milieu of Lagos in particular, and the broader postcolonial reality in Nigeria. It is this idea that traditional and modern, archaic and new, local and foreign, international and transnational, and ultimately global, can co-exist even as the city continues to expand and evolve. His soundscapes experiments are the most detailed of Ogboh’s work till date and have been exhibited under various con gurations; as stand-alone sound pieces; with minimalist components, or as installations with robust visual parts, and yet in other instances, as combinations of video and sound. No Condition is Permanent derives from a popular Nigerian wisecrack that describes the shifting nature of human conditions. This tting aphorism re ects Ogboh’s expansive examination of Lagos during the last ten years, that coincides with the colossal infrastructural changes and socioeconomic development that the city-state, – which doubles as Nigeria’s economic nerve center – has witnessed in recent times.