Opening Party: Urban Cadence
Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Captain Rugged 8
Join us for a party to celebrate the opening of the Weisman's 2023 fall exhibition, Urban Cadence.

Thursday, October 5, 7 - 10 P.M.

Featuring a special live performance by Afrofusion musician Obi Original. Small bites and a cash bar are included.

Urban Cadence tells the multifaceted stories of two urban environments—Lagos, Nigeria and Johannesburg, South Africa—as experienced through the artistic expressions of over sixty photographs and videos by nine award-winning and internationally recognized contemporary African artists. African cities are the fastest growing in the world, and these two cities have experienced this growth in diverse yet fascinating ways: the first as a megacity, the latter as a center of industrial development. The street scenes in this exhibition represent the complex narratives of these urban sites: tales of migration, labor, desperation, success, hope, and imagination among others.

Featured artists include: Akinbode Akinbiyi, Akintunde Akinleye, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Jude Anogwih, Jodi Bieber, Donna Kukama, Sabelo Mlangeni, Uche Okpa-Iroha, and Jo Ractliffe.

Urban Cadence is on view to the public through the fall from October 6 – December 31, 2023.

Ticket proceeds keep the Weisman’s exhibitions and programs going strong. We appreciate your support!

Online sales close Thursday, October 5 - 3 p.m.

Image credit: Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Captain Rugged 8, 2013, digital print, 76 cm X 81 cm. Courtesy of Gund Gallery at Kenyon College.