Art Twenty One presents “Ethnomodern” a solo exhibition by Swiss-Guinean artist Namsa Leuba, opening November 5th, 2016. As the first large-scale solo exhibition of Leuba’s work, this exhibition brings together the artist’s diverse photographic practice that spans documentary, fashion and performance.
The exhibition will include the first full presentation of Namsa Leuba’s newest series, NGL, produced in 2015 during the artist’s residency with Art Twenty One in Lagos. NGL, an acronym for “Next Generation Lagos”, explores the innovation and creativity of Nigeria’s youth culture. Leuba was inspired by the energy of the city of Lagos – its chaos, vibrancy, and determination – translating this spirit into a unique visual metaphor. Leuba collaborated with local fashion designers and models in Lagos, often times sourced from the street, to create a potpourri collection of clothes, props and accessories. Nigerian fashion designers featured in this series include I.AM.ISIGO, Tzar Studios, Maxivive, Tokyo James, Adeju Thompson, Re Bahia, Torlowei and Deco.