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A Monday Evening at the Art Auction

By Toyin Akinosho As the hammer rose and fell at Kavita’s last sale. I hadn’t been at an art auction since witnessing the November 2017 event by Arthouse Contemporary, the Lagos based auction house owned by Kavita Chellaram. Scenes from that last time out have lodged in my memory. The painter Jerry Buhari’s opening statement […]

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‘Night Food’ on Stage at Terra; Playright Competition Going, Going…; Iceberg & Mallen at The Park; Banigbe’s Reading at Quintessence, Lights, Camera, Africa!; Felabration Loading..

The Arts Calendar, This Weekend, this month, and Beyond.. …Compiled by Lucia Ikediashi and Seun Alabiowo CALL FOR ENTRIES of ESSAYS 2019 Film Essay Competition Topic: “Every view, everywhere; when content is Key” Submission ends on September 30th, 2019 Mode of Submission: email to nfeessaycomp2019@gmail.com ₦1MILLION PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION Entry closes September 30, 2019 Beeta Universal […]

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Odumije Presents ‘Beautiful: The Exposition’

An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings in the course of Felabration at the Freedom Park in Lagos, October 13-20, 2019 Featuring works by CHIDYNMA OCHU & RONKE KOMOLAFE Special Features Prelude to Presentation of Beyond Aesthetics, a book by Wole Soyinka Screening of a Documentary: Eye of An Artist Beautiful: The Exposition is a two-part […]

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After Caroline Calloway: should ghostwriters speak out against their subjects?

By Alison Flood Natalie Beach’s tell-all about the controversial influencer wasn’t the first case of a ghost exposing their subject, following Julian Assange and Donald Trump Thirty years after ghostwriting Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal, Tony Schwartz described the experience as like putting lipstick on a pig. He felt a “deep sense of remorse” […]

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SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: MY PROPERTY OR YOURS?

First Story Was It Really, A No Man’s Land? Bowed by poverty and disease, the inhabitants are hardly noticeable to a Victorian gentleman…         How can this be, I ask myself in another millennium. How is it possible that my great-grandfather does not see? There are more than half a million Arabs, […]

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In the Shadows of Homosexuality

          In a daring novel, Walking with Shadows, which raised considerable controversy when it was first published in 2007, the young novelist Jude Dibia boldly delves into a territory “where angels fear to tread”, to borrow the title of a novel of E.M. Forster (1879-1970) whose career is of striking relevance […]

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‘Faces’ is Screening at AAF; Aoiri Reads at Patabah; Lights, Camera, Africa! Jazz at the Waterfront; Felabration Loading..

The Arts Calendar, This Weekend, this month, and Beyond.. …Compiled by Lucia Ikediashi and Seun Alabiowo CALL FOR FILM ENTRIES 2019 Film Essay Competition Topic: “Every view, everywhere; when content is Key” Submission ends on September 30th, 2019 Mode of Submission: email to nfeessaycomp2019@gmail.com EXHIBITION One House An art exhibition by Funso Omojola Martins, Gbenga […]

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Victor Ekpuk Book Launch, Demas Nwoko Symposium, For LABAF 2019

              The seven day Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF), every November, features a vibrant visual art segment, including cutting edge exhibitions, art book launches and conversations around visual art making, presentation and marketing. The 21st LABAF from November 4 to 10, 2019 includes a presentation of Victor Ekpuk: Connecting […]

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‘Abduction Chronicles’ is the Next BookTrek at Quintessence

Folarin Banigbe will be sharing the story of his many close shaves with death after he was kidnapped, at a reading in Quintessence Gallery in Ikoyi. The reading is the 10th BookTrek this year to be organised by the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA), and is the fifth at Quintessence, the quaint gallery of books […]

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Aoiri Reads ‘The Wretched Billionnaire’ at Patabah

The Committee for Relevant Art, CORA will be hosting the Ninth Book Trek in 2019, its third at Patabah Bookshop in Surulere, Lagos. On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, the novelist Aoiri Obaigbo, will be reading from his latest work The Wretched Billionnaire. The event runs from 4pm to 6pm and will be very interactive.   […]

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