NDIDI DIKE: Discomfort Zones, a monographic book on the art of the renowned artist, Ndidi Dike will be formally presented to the public on Thursday, November 3 in Lagos. The presentation will be graced by eminent personalities in art production and patronage, including Obi of Onitsha, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe (CFR, mni).
Published by Iwalewa Books based in Bayreuth, Germany, NDIDI DIKE: Discomfort Zones, as stated in its blurb, gives an extensive overview of the artistic work of Ndidi Dike who is one of Nigeria’s most dedicated and focused artists in more than four decades.
“Her work spans several decades and includes a variety of artistic methods: from her early paintings and wild sculptures and the engagement with the Nsukka School Aesthetics, to her recent large-scale installations. What brings these works together is her precise observation of society’s condition within complex contexts of inequality and political inadequacies
“Dike is concerned with material manifestations of these global challenges and gives them shape-leading into zones of discomfort and reminding us of our complexities. This book is the first-ever art monograph on a Nigerian woman professional artist living in Lagos and working on many continents.”