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- Object: Vibrant Niger Delta
Painting; acrylic on paper. Depicts women paddling local canoe in Niger Delta; background of mangroves.
- Production date
Length: 40.50 centimetres (unmounted)
Width: 46.50 centimetres (unmounted)
- Curator's comments
- Interview with Enotie Paul Ogbebor, August 2018:
"This work is about the resilience of the Niger Delta women and mothers who kept the home front going during the turmoil for resource control there. The turmoil was over oil: people's whole livelihood was wiped out by oil and the enviromnmental degradation caused by oil prospecting. There was horrible sludge around the mangroves, dead fish floating. The land and water were both destroyed - both visible in the picture. People there were fishermen and farmers."
"The firsts role for a man must be to feed himself and his family; a man would have 3-4 wives to create an army to go into the fields."
"This started in 1996-7 and continues until today, reaching its zenith in the early to mid 2000s."
"The people blew up the [oil] pipes so that no one gets the money in order to get the governmentn to the negotiating table."
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 31 Aug 2018
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased form the artist at his studio in Benin City during a visit in August 2018.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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