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De-winged, 2015

Palm stems, steel mesh, perforated metal and wire
32 × 36 in
81.3 × 91.4 cm
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The Watermill Center Benefit Auction

Nigerian American artist and Queer activist Adejoke Tugbiyele repurposes objects and subsequently …

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Nigerian American artist and Queer activist Adejoke Tugbiyele repurposes objects and subsequently weaves them together, imbued with political connotations dealing with sexuality, women’s rights and human rights. Her work often also reflects spiritual and performative aspects of Yoruba culture. Tugbiyele has been …

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Adejoke Tugbiyele
American, b. 1977
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In work ranging from subtle to unflinching, Adejoke Tugbiyele explores LGBTQ human rights issues …

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In work ranging from subtle to unflinching, Adejoke Tugbiyele explores LGBTQ human rights issues around the world, and her own identity as a queer woman of Nigerian descent. For her, art and activism are inextricably linked. As she describes, “Activism helps me stay in touch with the issues and ideas I respond to in …

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Nigerian American artist and Queer activist Adejoke Tugbiyele repurposes objects and subsequently …

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Nigerian American artist and Queer activist Adejoke Tugbiyele repurposes objects and subsequently weaves them together, imbued with political connotations dealing with sexuality, women’s rights and human rights. Her work often also reflects spiritual and performative aspects of Yoruba culture. Tugbiyele has been …

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Courtesy of the artist and Rachel Weingeist
Adejoke Tugbiyele
American, b. 1977
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In work ranging from subtle to unflinching, Adejoke Tugbiyele explores LGBTQ human rights issues …

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In work ranging from subtle to unflinching, Adejoke Tugbiyele explores LGBTQ human rights issues around the world, and her own identity as a queer woman of Nigerian descent. For her, art and activism are inextricably linked. As she describes, “Activism helps me stay in touch with the issues and ideas I respond to in …

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De-winged, 2015

Palm stems, steel mesh, perforated metal and wire
32 × 36 in
81.3 × 91.4 cm
Bidding closed
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