Category: In the Gallery

Shyllon Museum Begins Its ‘Opening’, This Month

The Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art (YSMA) will begin gradual opening to the public, with an Open House to a select audience on October 19, 2019. That event is a preface to a full opening to the public, with two exhibitions. The Open House “is to show the museum to a few select friends and […]

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Jess Castellote Clinches a Double

By Toyin Akinosho Jess Castelotte, perhaps the most respected fine art critic resident in Nigeria, has a double win in the month of October 2019. He has just added, to his name, a new title. And in another week, he’d be among the hosts welcoming a number of distinguished guests to a brand new Museum […]

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Anatsui’s ‘Triumphant Scale’ Crosses the Sea to Arabia

Triumphant Scale, the largest exhibition ever mounted for El Anatsui’s art, is on view at Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha until 31 January 2020. It opened Tuesday evening of October 1, 2019, after a successful run at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany from March 8 to July 28, 2019. Curated by the […]

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Akpojotor Asks the Walls for their Opinion

The artist won the first ArtX Competition in 2016  Sandra Obiago’s SMO Galleries is showing the debut solo exhibition of Patrick Akpojotor,at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi in Lagos. The viewing, titled If Walls Could Speak opened last Sunday, September 22. “The show includes 38 oil paintings, pencil sketches, seminal works in wood, and an […]

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At Rele, Dandellion Shows “Unspoken Rudiments”

Rele Gallery will be showing the first solo exhibition of Dandelion Eghosa, a multi-media artist, from Sunday September 29. “Unspoken Rudiments” , as the show is titled, “is an expression of nuanced gender forms and existential principles of sexuality that are often silenced and ignored”, the gallery says in a release. It is the result […]

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Omotade Projects the Fifth Eye

Arthouse Foundation is hosting Adey Omotade in a performance of ‘soundscape and fontscape’ loftily entitled Fifth Eye. The opening event is 2pm on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 28 Norman Williams Street in Ikoyi. Arthouse says the show “is a blend of classic unforgotten music and curated electronic sound, featuring historical live recordings of Nigerian […]

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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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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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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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Uncle Frank Has Jogged Away

By Toyin Akinosho Frank Okonta, the Nigerian art collector known for advocating for the interests of gallery owners, has died in London. Everyone, it seems, called him Uncle Frank. He was a personable, charming man, with never a scowl on his face, and he loved to laugh. Mr. Okonta ran the Nkem’s Gallery from his […]

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