Category: In the Gallery

Rele Pushes the Contemps into A Bootcamp

Art Foundation, the capacity enabling arm of the Rele Gallery is taking its initiative of nurturing young Nigerian artists a notch higher. It will go continental. It will also have more rigour. In this, the programme’s fourth year, RAF is introducing the Young Contemporaries Bootcamp, an intense training programme for young artists and curators, that […]

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Okoye Beats the Frying Pan into Glittering Jewelry

Chidi Okoye returned to Nigeria in 2015, and instantly saw that things had really fallen apart in the country. The Institute of Management Technology (IMT), his beloved alma mater, was now a poor shadow of its old self. The British Council that used to host artists in Enugu had left the town. He found that […]

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Where is Our Mask?

I ask for Oluyenyetuye bronze of Ife The moon says it is in Bonn I ask for Ogidigbonyingboyin mask of Benin The moon says it is in London I ask for Dinkowawa ……. -The poet Niyi Osundare… Click here to read full article   ______________________________________ Please Share Our Article On Social Media

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Getty exhibition shows how the naked body became a subject for art

LOS ANGELES — Good exhibitions complicate things without confusing them. By that standard, the Getty Museum’s “The Renaissance Nude” is a very fine show, adding layers of complexity to the general understanding of how the naked body became a subject for art in the 15th century…. Click here to read full article   ______________________________________ Please Share […]

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Artists Challenge the Mentorship Paradigm

Three Nigerian artists are to interrogate the notion of Mentorship in visual art practice, at a seminar during the Lagos Book and Art Festival. Taiye Idahor, Olumide Onadipe and Nengi Omuku are speaking on the topic What Mentorship Means To My Art, at an art seminar dedicated to celebrating the legendary painter, Kolade Oshinowo, at […]

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SMO Hurls In The Last Rebel

SMO Contemporary Art is presenting Inner Light, a retrospective exhibition of rare works by Oseloka Osadebe, professor of art and a member of the famous Zaria Art Society, popularly called the Zaria Rebels, whose works have largely helped shape the course of contemporary art in Nigeria. “Inner Light is a remarkable collection of works spanning over fifty years of artistic […]

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RELE Hosts a Talk around Migration

The RELE Gallery in Lagos is hosting a conversation involving two visual artists and an architect. The two artists have an ongoing exhibition in the gallery. Patrick Akpojotor and Obinna Okerekeocha will be discussing migration and infrastructural development with Chuka Ihonor who is the Principal Architect at ARG Studios). The event is from 4pm to […]

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Zeitz MOCAA Creates A Curatorial Advisory Group

By Penelope Joseph, Visual Arts Correspondent, BookArtville.com The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) has  announced the formation of the Zeitz MOCAA Curatorial Advisory Group. Chaired by South African born writer, lecturer Gavin Jantjes, who has worked with the Arts Council of Great Britain, Tate Liverpool, London’s Serpentine Gallery and the National Museum […]

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‘THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE ALWAYS SPEAKING’: EXPLORING RIGHTS, POWER AND IDENTITY

From October 11 to 23, 2018, Omenka Gallery will present ‘The Photographs Are Always Speaking’: Exploring Rights, Power and Identity, an exhibition of photographs by Dr Naluwembe Binaisa. Photography has played a significant role in the nature of Nigeria’s politics of identity, governance and human rights in a history chequered by conflict. This exhibition explores that history and proposes two […]

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‘This is what I Have Always Wanted’-Okeke Agulu

By Toyin Akinosho Chika Okeke-Agulu has always been concerned about the quality of the written conversation around contemporary visual art practice in Nigeria. There are no searching reviews about the fine arts the way there are about literature, he has often told his close friends. He was willing to be of help, he had often […]

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