Urban Cadence and the Lens on Africa | Artist Talk

This talk was recorded on October 25 in conjunction with the exhibition URBAN CADENCE is available via the Weisman’s YouTube channelUrban Cadence was organized for tour by The Gund at Kenyon College. The Gund exhibitions and programs are sponsored, in part, by The Gund Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council. 

In a world shaped by rapid urbanization, Akinleye’s lens is attuned to the pulse of evolving African cityscapes, capturing the energy, challenges, and transformative forces that accompany urban growth in post-colonial Africa. His work goes beyond urban narratives, weaving diverse perspectives that challenge stereotypes and offer nuanced portrayals of life and culture – enriching the visual record of the continent while reshaping the western understanding of contemporary Africa.