Yesterday today

There are historically significant artefacts which help to preserve and perpetuate a nation’s history and heritage, then there are specific contemporary art pieces which help to interpret current culture (the zeitgeist) and to shape tomorrow’s culture. The two rarely exist within the same ontological frame, however the series “Yesterday, Today” offers much promise.
In turning artefacts of Nigerian heritage into contemporary art objects the series offers a veil of luxury over another of traditional mythology wrapped up in a shroud of colonial history. These pieces have a layer of diamond dust applied on a photomosaic of gem stones as the mechanism to rediscover historically significant Nigerian artefacts housed in museums outside of Nigeria.

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  • (c) Ade Adekola_Yesterday today5013-min

    Benin Leopard Head

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

    Benin Leopard Head

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

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  • (c) Ade Adekola_Yesterday today993259-min

    Benin, Queen Idia Head (Festac Mask)

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

    Benin, Queen Idia Head (Festac Mask)

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

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  • (c) Ade Adekola_Yesterday today05-min

    Ife Head I

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

    Ife Head I

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

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  • (c) Ade Adekola_Yesterday today019-cabeza-siglo-xii-xv-min

    Ife Head II – Ita Yemoo

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

    Ife Head II – Ita Yemoo

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

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    Ife Head III

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

    Ife Head III

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

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  • (c) Ade Adekola_Yesterday todaydaaf6c819c51ece3caff96aa0fdc9ccd-min

    Ife Head IV

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

    Ife Head IV

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

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  • (c) Ade Adekola_Yesterday todayh2_hs2ife-min

    Ife Head V

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

    Ife Head V

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

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  • (c) Ade Adekola_Yesterday todayGrande tete Nok terre cuite 1er siecle après JC photo Nicolas Sargos-min

    Nok Figure I

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

    Nok Figure I

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

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  • (c) Ade Adekola_Yesterday todaynok-min

    Nok Figure II

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

    Nok Figure II

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

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  • (c) Ade Adekola_Yesterday today07-min

    Ooni Torso

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

    Ooni Torso

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

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  • (c) Ade Adekola_Yesterday today5408156862_caa547d0dd-min

    Sokoto, Head of a Breaded Man

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

    Sokoto, Head of a Breaded Man

    Diamond Dust on C-Print, 60cm x 86cm, Ed 10, 100cm x150cm Ed 5

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