Temitayo Ogunbiyi, “You will play in the everyday, running”, 2020. Courtesy the artist. Photo ©️ Amedeo Benestante.

Temitayo Ogunbiyi

You will play in the everyday, running

08.07 — 02.11.2020

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The Fondazione Donnaregina per le arti contemporanee commissioned Temitayo Ogunbiyi, an artist who lives and works in Lagos, to create a playground for the Madre museum. Interactive sculptures – the design of which is inspired by plant tendrils, hairstyling techniques and the itinerary traced by Google Maps between Lagos and Naples – transform the museum’s inner courtyard into a play area and a garden, for children and adults to explore.

Temitayo Ogunbiyi’s artistic research, which often draws inspiration from the natural context, local identities and traditions, is also the starting point for a series of workshops entitled Planting and plant love: through references to local edible plants and to cooking stories from Campania and Nigeria, the work sits within ‘nature’, in a space in the museum courtyard where children of all ages can discover how to take care of a common garden.