House of Wahala–meaning trouble in Nigerian pidgin–flips the script. Artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji steps in as auctioneer and audio guru Emeka Ogboh provides the evening’s soundtrack. All works come from the primary market–that is directly from artists–to you. Featuring work from over twenty-five artists House of Wahala infuses the art auction with the perfect amount of spectacle, humor and political debate. The art auction is finally fun again!
Saturday, April 15 @9pm
SHDW Studios, 4709 Red Bluff Rd. 78702
Wura-Natasha Ogunji is a visual artist and performer. Her works include drawings, videos and public performances. Her most recent creative investigations focus on the presence of women in public space in Lagos, Nigeria.
Her commissioned performance An ancestor takes a photograph which recasts the traditional Egungun masquerade with women is featured in the exhibition DISGUISE: Masks and Global African Art (Seattle Art Museum; Fowler; Brooklyn Art Museum). Ogunji is a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and has received grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Idea Fund.