In this video, Nnenna Okore discusses overcoming the challenges of being a female African artist and how her passion to create leads her to inspire young female artists. Okore transforms discarded materials, such as newspapers, magazines, cardboard, sticks, and fabric into intricate sculptures and installations that address the relationships between consumption, waste, and economic conditions. In August 2011, Okore was a visiting artist at Skidmore College, where she worked with students to create Life Force, shown in the exhibition Rush at the Schick Art Gallery. Okore’s work was also included in the Tang Museum exhibition Environment and Object - Recent African Art (2011). CREDITS | Producer/Camera/Editor: Vickie Riley. Interview: John Weber. 2nd Camera/Sound/Original Music: Brett Hartman ©The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 2011


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