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Building Black Civilizations: Journey of 2,000 Ships

Ekow Nimako

2022-12-21 00:00:00 2022-12-21 23:59:00 America/Regina Building Black Civilizations: Journey of 2,000 Ships October 1, 2022 to January 10, 2023 at Dunlop Art Gallery (Central Library) Central Adult -

Wednesday, December 21
All day

Add to Calendar 2022-12-21 00:00:00 2022-12-21 23:59:00 America/Regina Building Black Civilizations: Journey of 2,000 Ships October 1, 2022 to January 10, 2023 at Dunlop Art Gallery (Central Library) Central Adult -

October 1, 2022 to January 10, 2023 at Dunlop Art Gallery (Central Library)

Building Black Civilizations: Journey of 2,000 Ships continues artist Ekow Nimako’s afrofuturistic reimagining of ancient African kingdoms. Using LEGO® bricks as his medium, Nimako explores the mysterious 14th century sea voyage of the predecessor of Mansa Musa, ruler of the Mali Empire. According to legends, Abu Bakr II was an intrepid explorer, abdicated his throne and took 2,000 ships on an expedition into the Atlantic, but was never to return or heard from again. Some accounts suggest the massive fleet reached as far as the Americas, but where they went beyond this is still unknown.  
Combining architecture, historical accounts, and fantastical possibilities, Nimako transcends the geometric form of LEGO® to recreate the epic voyage. And in doing so, he presents an uninterrupted and uncoopted narrative of Black civilizations and imagines liberated futures. 
 
Ekow Nimako is a Toronto-based, internationally exhibiting LEGO® artist who crafts futuristic and whimsical sculptures from the iconic medium. Rooted in his childhood hobby and intrinsic creativity, Nimako’s formal arts education and background as a lifelong multidisciplinary artist inform his process and signature aesthetic. His fluid building style, coupled with the Afrofuturistic themes of his work, beautifully transcend the geometric medium to embody organic and fantastical silhouettes. 

Central Adult

Phone: 306-777-6000

Hours
Mon, Feb 06 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Feb 07 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 08 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 09 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 10 9:30AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 11 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 12 12:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Central Library, the largest of the nine Branches in the Regina Public Library system, is a social and informational hub in the heart of downtown Regina. The Library maintains an extensive calendar of programs, training opportunities, art exhibits in the Dunlop Art Gallery, along with film screenings in the Library's very own repertory film theatre!

Upcoming events

Thu, Feb 09, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Fri, Feb 10, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Sat, Feb 11, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Mon, Feb 13, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Tue, Feb 14, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Tue, Feb 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Film Theatre at Central Library

Tue, Feb 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Wed, Feb 15, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Wed, Feb 15, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Fri, Feb 17, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Mon, Feb 20, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Mon, Feb 20, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Tue, Feb 21, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Tue, Feb 21, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Film Theatre at Central Library

Tue, Feb 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Wed, Feb 22, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Wed, Feb 22, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Mon, Feb 27, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Tue, Feb 28, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Tue, Feb 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Film Theatre at Central Library

Tue, Feb 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Wed, Mar 01, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Wed, Mar 01, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Registration opens Wednesday, February 15 2023 at 12:00pm

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Mon, Mar 06, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Tue, Mar 07, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Tue, Mar 07, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Film Theatre at Central Library

Tue, Mar 07, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Tue, Mar 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Wed, Mar 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Wed, Mar 08, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Wed, Mar 08, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Registration opens Wednesday, February 15 2023 at 12:00pm

Wed, Mar 08, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Mar 09, 3:30pm - 5:30pm