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The Arts Calendar, This Week, Next Weekend, Upper Week

…Compiled by John O Goetzinger & Macson Obojemuinmoin

Contacts: info@bookartville.com; toyin@bookartville.com

JUNE 25, 2022

IN THE GALLERY/ARTIST TALK

Julius Agbaje Speaks on “Why Pipes” at his Bloom Art Show

Juius Agbaje discusses the process and reasons for his paintings, in which he decapitates the heads of his primary human subjects, and replaces them with “objects that make the statement”. The venue is 59 Raymond Njoku Street, in Ikoyi, where his latest solo exhibition, The Pipes that Bind Us, is currently on view. The viewing is organised by BLOOM Art GalleryA graduate of Yaba College of Technology, Agbaje is a neo portrait painter, who ensures the viewer doesn’t have the luxury of the full realistic picture of the portrait, but shocks the viewer with other material that engages the space where the decapitated part of the body is. Phone: +2347034030683, +2349082068403.

The event:

Julius Agbaje; Artist Talk

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022; Venue59, Raymond Njoku Street, Time: 12noon to 2pm

June 25, 2022

PAGES

Unveiling: The Strange Moon of Yenagoa’

Poet and culture producer Samuel Osaze, will unveil his new collection of poems ‘Der Falsche Mond von Yenagoa /The Strange Moon of Yenagoa’ to the public.

Date: June 25, 2022 

Venue: Goethe-Institut Nigeria at 7b, Anifowoshe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

 Time is 12:00 prompt.

It is the author’s second collection.

Osaze’s book launch is also the inaugural edition of a new programme of the Goethe-Institut Nigeria, The Goethe-Institut Readers’ Corner.”

June 25, 2022

IN THE GALLERY

Exhibition: Ben Osaghae Memorial Show

An Exhibition of drawings from The Ben Osaghae Memorial Drawing workshop organised by The Guild of Fine Artists at Hourglass Gallery.

Artists on view include: Abiodun Olaku, Abraham Uyovbisere, Aimua Osagie, Alex Nwokolo, Ben Ibebe Bimbo Adenuga, Bunmi Babatunde, Diseye Tantua, Duke Asidere, Edosa Ogiugo, Fidelis Odogwu, Gbenga Offo, George Edozie, Gerry Nnubia, Josh Nmesirionye, Juliet Ezenwa, Norbert Okpu, Olu Ajayi, Sam Ebohon, Tayo Quaye & Tola Wewe

Opens: 4pm, Saturday, June 25, 2022 Runs until June 29, 2022

Venue: Hour Glass Gallery, 979 Saka Jojo St, Victoria Island 106104, Lagos

Osaghae’s ‘Arise O Compatriots’

June 25, 2022

GABFEST

More than Hustle and Hustlers

Aduke Gomez has convened and will moderate a panel session, focused on the creative activities in Lagos, at the Lagos Studies Association (LSA) Conference. 

Date 5:30PM – 7:00PM

More than Hustle and Hustlers:

Intellectual and Creative Activities in Lagos

Session 10H (June 25)

Please click the link below to join the session:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89746075452

Chair and Organizer

Aduke Gomez (Independent Scholar) adukegomez@yahoo.com

Discussants

Lawon Adams (Founder, Loving Lagos) lawonsdams@yahoo.com

Joke Silva (CEO, Glover Hall and Chair of Contemporary Center for Art) ajoke.mfv@gmail.com

Toyin Akinosho (Publisher of BookArtVille, and Co-founder of the Lagos Book and Art Festival) toyin@bookartville.com

JUNE 25, 2022

THE STAGE

The Two Both of Us, this month at Terra

Paul Ugbede’s The Two Both Of Us is on stage at Terra Kulture’s open air lawn, called the Garden. The current production opened on Saturday June 4, at 5.30pm, running every Saturday and Sunday in June 2022 (,25th, 26th ) at 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

The Two Both Of Us stars Awesome Duru, May Okanigbe, Adetutu Adelanke Mogaji and  Chioma Okechukwu. It is directed by Ifeanyi Eziukwu and Bunmi Awolowo.

JUNE 26, 2022

IN THE GALLERY

Rele Gallery Opens Neec Nonso’s Transcedental Signified

“Building on his earlier series ‘What Was Dead Was Never Dead’, Nonso presents work spanning still images, augmented reality, installation, sound and performance. In this exhibition, form is considered across time and worlds, drawing connections between the spectral and corporeal. Mining personal experiences and research across places and perspectives, he imagines and narrates intimate family histories, presenting the existing body as an embodiment of all that has come before. An ode to departure and continuance”-Gallery statement.

The event:

Art Exhibition Transcedental Signified

Opening Date: Sunday, June 26, 2022; VenueRele Gallery, 32D, Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi, Time:  2pm

 

June 26, 2022

MUSIC

SUGA’S Sunday Show @ Shades

Lagos City’s largest indoor Bar plays host to the widely acknowledged O’Suga Band this Sunday. The group christened: Sugarman &The Crossroad Band, is beloved in the barroom circuit for the extensive strumming antics of its acoustic guitarist. But the singers are also as comfortable with rendering afrobeats (Naija Hip Hop, Naija R&B) as the guitarists are adept at stretching the rock effect, so the band delivers a full bodied, diverse sound range, fit for the multiracial crowd at the Shades bar on Sunday evenings.

Venue/Dates/Show Time: Shades, No 1, Anifowoshe Street, Off Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island: June 26, 2022. Time: 7pm.

Ongoing Show

June 27, 2022

FESTIVAL

2022 Edition of the Niyi Osundare Poetry Festival is a Double Celebration

Theme: Pandemic, Lockdown and the Poet

The 2022 edition of the Annual Niyi Osundare International Poetry Festival will coincide with the 75th birthday of the Festival Honoree.

“The annual festival is returning with greater verve as it is held in collaboration with the Ekiti State Government and coincides with the 75th birthday of Professor Osundare. Let’s gather together to celebrate getting out of the Covid-19 pandemic and getting our sure feet back on terra firma! 

See you on Monday in Ado Ekiti!!”-Tunde Laniyan, Festival Director

Performances: Soji GbelekaleAlagbede Oro; Akeem Lasisi, Edaoto & His Afrogenius Band

Stage Play: Niyi Osundare’s The Man Who Walked Away Directed by Tayo Isijola

Special Guest of Honour: Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State

Keynote Address: Saleh Abdu Kwami, (Professor), Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Federal University of Kashere, Gombe State, Nigeria

Chairman: Toyin Jegede (Professor), Head of Department of English, University of Ibadan

Ongoing Show-Till July 10, 2022

IN THE GALLERY

Fragile by German Artist/Photographer Wolfgang Tillmans, at Art Twenty-One, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Lagos.

“Following on stops in Kinshasa, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Addis Ababa, Yaoundé, Accra and Abidjan, German artist Wolfgang Tillmans’ Fragile comes to Lagos. The work of Wolfgang Tillmans occupies a prominent position in the contemporary art world. His oeuvre encompasses pictures of club culture in the 1990s, abstract works based on extreme formal reduction, the beauty of the everyday and pictures of the sublime, a sensual gaze full of physical desire and an analytical perspective with great social and political awareness. His approach can be seen as an appeal for freedom and invitation to meet the other fearlessly and with open-minded curiosity. For Tillmans, acceptance of the fragility that determines us as individuals and that plays into our relations with each other is not a weakness – it is a great strength”-Art Twenty One Gallery.

July 10 & 11, 2022

THE STAGE

Cream Body, Kininso Productions

Cream Body is a stage play centred around skin lightening. It’s a face-me-i-face-you house comedy which highlights the stereotypes, prejudices and biases based on skin colour while pointing out demeaning utterances used especially against women, believing their skin colour or body feature equates to their brain capacity. “It is funny, captivating, dramatic and intense”-The Playhouse.

Venue: Agip recital Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos

Date: 10th & 11th July, 2022

Time: 1pm, 3pm and 6pm (3 shows daily)

Call 08130774985 or email chinenye.chukwudi@kininsokoncepts.com for bulk and enquiries.

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