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Akinbode Akinbiyi: Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air

Hundreds of independent art and museums spaces were forced to close due to the Corona-Crisis. In this series we are celebrating the fantastic artistic events that are right now sitting behind closed doors. This time: Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air by Akinbode Akinbiyi at Gropius Bau Berlin.

Akinbode Akinbiyi, Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos, 2006. From the series Sea Never Dry (Detail), Photograph. Courtesy: the artist

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The photography exhibition Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air brings together works from various long-term series composed by Berlin-based Nigerian photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi, who has captured intimate scenes and communal life in cities such as Lagos, Berlin, Johannesburg, Bamako and Chicago, among many other locations.

Exhibition „Akinbode Akinbiyi: Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air“ 7.2.19 – 17.5.2020 © Gropius Bau, Photo: Laura Fiorio

Akinbode Akinbiyi, Berlin, Kreuzberg, 2018. From the series Photography, Tobacco, Sweets, Condoms and other Configurations, Photograph. Courtesy: the artist

Exhibition „Akinbode Akinbiyi: Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air“ 7.2.19 – 17.5.2020 © Gropius Bau, Photo: Laura Fiorio

Akinbode Akinbiyi, Victoria Island, Lagos, 2006. From the series Lagos: All Roads, Photograph. Courtesy: the artist

Exhibition „Akinbode Akinbiyi: Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air“ 7.2.19 – 17.5.2020 © Gropius Bau, Photo: Laura Fiorio

Akinbode Akinbiyi, Lagos Island, Lagos, 2004. From the series Lagos: All Roads, Photograph. Courtesy: the artist

Exhibition „Akinbode Akinbiyi: Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air“ 7.2.19 – 17.5.2020 © Gropius Bau, Photo: Laura Fiorio

Akinbode Akinbiyi, Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos, 2006. From the series Sea Never Dry, Photograph. Courtesy: the artist

Exhibition „Akinbode Akinbiyi: Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air“ 7.2.19 – 17.5.2020 © Gropius Bau, Photo: Laura Fiorio

Akinbode Akinbiyi, Berlin, Tiergarten/Moabit, 2016. From the series Passageways, Involuntary Narratives, and the Sound of Crowded Spaces, 2015–2017. Photography. Courtesy: the artist

Exhibition „Akinbode Akinbiyi: Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air“ 7.2.19 – 17.5.2020 © Gropius Bau, Photo: Laura Fiorio

Akinbode Akinbiyi, Lagos Island, Lagos, 1988. From the series Lagos: All Roads, Photograph. Courtesy: the artist

Exhibition „Akinbode Akinbiyi: Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air“ 7.2.19 – 17.5.2020 © Gropius Bau, Photo: Laura Fiorio

Exhibition „Akinbode Akinbiyi: Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air“ 7.2.19 – 17.5.2020 © Gropius Bau, Photo: Laura Fiorio

Exhibition „Akinbode Akinbiyi: Six Songs, Swirling Gracefully in the Taut Air“ 7.2.19 – 17.5.2020 © Gropius Bau, Photo: Laura Fiorio

 

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