I finally saw the Che Guevara: Revolutionary and Icon exhibition at the V&A, on Saturday 27th August. The 2 month long show was going to close on the 28th, and waiting for the day-before-the-last - was not wise. It was so busy, entrants into the exhibition were being staggered. And so, because there were just too many people inside, I and many others had to wait up to 30 minutes for our turn. To see an exhibition on the most reproduced image in the history of photography, we were not allowed to take any pictures inside. So I had to content myself with the above, the facade leading to the hall, where the V&A was branded with the unmistakable icon - Guerrilleo Heroico.
I am a writer and arts journalist now based in Lagos. This is a blog on arts and culture. The focus is on Nigeria's art scene, especially her 'Word's Body' - the writers. As and when, we'll also touch on wider African writing, as well as international literature. In short, a saturation of the arts.