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Exhibition Making in Enugu and Nsukka, Nigeria: 1960s-1990s

Relying essentially on archival and library research, this article examines the (hi)story of exhibition making in Enugu and Nsukka (the political and educational capitals of Nigeria’s eastern region, respectively), beginning from the immediate postcolonial epoch of the 1960s, through the post-war period of the 1970s to the 1980s-1990s, historical periods when Nigerian artists constructed and consolidated their own perspectives on aesthetic modernism.
In this essay Ozioma Onuzulike and Chijioke Onuora show how exhibitions and their making reveal a lot about the contexts of practice by artists associated with both locales during the period under review.