Participants at Salon~360's January 26, 2016 'Art Activism' event watched a clip of Jelili Atiku’s most recent performance.
There are a number of positions on art activism. Salon~360 approached it from the perspective of art that makes a statement, potentially carries risk for the artist, and has an effect on the realities of individuals, institutions, and systems.
Jelili is a multidisciplinary, multimedia artist with political concerns for human rights and justice. Through drawing, installation sculpture, photography, video and live art performance he strives to help viewers understand the world and expand their understanding and experiences so that they can activate and renew their lives and environments. Jelili draws heavily on his background, Yoruba, its practices and achievements, for inspiration.
On January 14, 2016, Jelili Atiku and several others performed 'Aragamago Will Rid this Land of Terrorism.'
On Saturday, January 30, 2016, Salon~360 chatted with Jelili Atiku.
Learn more about Jelili on Salon~360's webpage and visit his website!
If you are in or near Michigan (U.S.), stop in to see Jelili Atiku's work in the 'Material Effects: Contemporary Art from West Africa and the Diaspora' exhibit in the Broad Museum at Michigan State University! November 6, 2015 - April 8, 2016
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