RESONANCE OF IMAGINATION: A Collaborative Adventure

Uche Okeke Legacy - Thu, Sep 7, 2023 12:00 AM - Thu, Oct 26, 2023 11:00 PM


Uche Okeke Legacy is thrilled to announce a unique and global collaborative project project set to run from the 7th of September, at 3pm WAT/GMT.


This project aims to bring together artists and art-tech enthusiasts from around the world to collaborate with the visionary Master Artist, Professor Christopher Uchefuna Okeke, once more. We invite you to become a part of this exciting endeavor by reimagining officially minted Uche Okeke NFTs using our Generative AI bot, residing in the Generative AI channel of the Uche Okeke Legacy Discord server.



The Collaboration


Collaborators will have the opportunity to select from a selection of officially minted Uche Okeke NFTs, all of which can be viewed in our online viewing room on the Uche Okeke Legacy website and within the Discord Generative AI channel after registration.


Upon registration via the Generative AI channel, participants will receive 20 free Ethereum credits to engage in the creative process. Each credit allows for one generation or change to an existing piece. You have the freedom to utilize these credits as you see fit, whether that means making 20 generations/changes to one existing piece or distributing them among multiple pieces.


Rules:


  • Ensure that your generated piece is identifiable to the Uche Okeke original.

  • Offensive language/imagery will not be accepted.



Submission and Recognition


Collaborators are encouraged to submit 1-2 of their best Collaborations from the 21st to the 28th of September. Our selection panel will evaluate submitted Collaborations, and finalists will have their reimagined pieces officially minted by Uche Okeke Legacy. These pieces will be made available for sale on the Artfundi NFT Platform, and finalists will receive a 50% commission from their sale.




Important Dates



Kick -off & Registration opens: September 7th, 2023, at 3pm WAT/GMT (4pm SAST)

Submissions Open: September 21st, 2023, at 3pm WAT/GMT (4pm SAST).

Submissions Close: TBA.

Finalists Announcement: TBA.


Join us on this artistic journey as we celebrate the legacy of Professor Christopher Uchefuna Okeke and embark on a collaborative exploration of his artistic vision.




Submission guidelines


  • You can submit 1-2 of your best pieces.

  • Submitting more will replace previously submitted pieces.



About the Artist: Professor Christopher Uche Okeke


Professor Christopher Uchefuna Okeke was a trailblazing Master Artist, scholar, and philosopher whose impact reverberated throughout the African artistic landscape and art world. Born in 1933 and considered Father of African Modernism, he was notably known for his pivotal role in the Zaria Art Society which played a defining role in shaping contemporary Nigerian art. He artfully merged traditional Nigerian aesthetics with modern forms, forging an innovative visual language that transcended cultural boundaries and developed into a movement called 'Natural Sythesis'.


The Natural Synthesis movement aimed to bridge traditional African art with contemporary artistic practices, emphasizing the importance of cultural heritage in modern African art. Through his art and advocacy, Okeke sought to blend indigenous art forms, such as Igbo Uli and Nsibidi symbols, with Western artistic techniques. His efforts not only enriched the cultural landscape but also encouraged a reconnection to Nigeria's rich artistic heritage, fostering a sense of pride and identity among young African artists. Uche Okeke's legacy endures as a testament to the power of artistic synthesis and cultural preservation in the face of modernization. This collaboration is a new kind of natural synthesis in a new era where we are facing unparalleled change in the face of AI. Okeke would have embraced this new technology, and so the Uche Okeke Legacy is forging this endeavor in his spirit.


A visionary thinker, Uche Okeke's artistic philosophy was deeply rooted in his profound understanding of the value of both heritage and innovation. His legacy is a testament to the ever-evolving, adaptable, and resonant nature of art, inspiring generations of creatives to pursue their passions.


Uche Okeke was renowned for his enthusiasm for collaboration and innovation, embodying a future-oriented, forward-thinking, and experimental approach to art. This project pays homage to his boundary-pushing experimentation and his relentless quest to redefine creativity and the art world, thus enabling future generations of creatives.


Untitled
UCHE OKEKE
Untitled

Painting

12.5 x 22.8 in

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Mother and Child
UCHE OKEKE
Mother and Child

1958

Fired clay

19.5 x 11 in

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Bring with Ove (Early Birds Nimo)
UCHE OKEKE
Bring with Ove (Early Birds Nimo)

1993

Gouache on paper

18.2 x 24 in

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A Maiden's Cry
UCHE OKEKE
A Maiden's Cry

1970

Gouache

9.5 x 6.4 in

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Primeval Forest
UCHE OKEKE
Primeval Forest

1962

Oil on wood

70.7 x 46.5 in

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Oyoyo
UCHE OKEKE
Oyoyo

1965

Oil on board

74 x 48 in

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