Final chance to see Zina Saro-Wiwa’s video installation work at The Pulitzer Foundation


The Progress of Love is a seminal show stretching over 7 months and three different venues: The Centre for Contemporary Art (Lagos, Nigeria) The Menil Collection (Houston, USA) and The Pulitzer Foundation (St Louis, USA). The three exhibition spaces addressed love as an ideal, love as a lived experience, and love as something lost.

Situated in the minimalist and hauntingly beautiful Tadao Ando building, The Pulitzer’s Progress of Love exhibition specifically explores the end of love and its aftermath primarily through work by four artists:

Zina Saro-Wiwa showed video pieces that address the performance of grieving: Mourning Class: Nollywood which is exhibited as a video sculpture featuring multiple TV screens and Sarogua Mourning. Yinka Shonibare, MBE,  showed his Fake Death Pictures photographic series and his elegiac film Addio del Passato. American-Jamaican-Nigerian artist Temitayo Ogunbiyi showed a witty interactive installation consisting of a vending machine that dispenses limited-edition text message booklets popular in Lagos. French artist Sophie Calle, who showed Take Care of Yourself a stunning piece which originally filled the French Pavilion at 52nd Venice Bienale in 2007 and currently occupies the main hall at The Pulitzer Foundation. The Progress of Love is a show devised by Kristina Van Dyke and curated by Kristina van Dyke and Bisi Silva.

To read more about the Pulitzer show visit: www.theprogressoflove.com/?p=344.

To view images of the install and opening night, see bottom of page. You can also watch a TV segment featuring Progress of Love curator, Kristina Van Dyke talking about her exhibition, below:

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