Despite its vast heritage, expressed in modern and contemporary monuments, Lagos still lacks an iconic spot to symbolise the city on the global tourism space.In public monuments such as architecture and art, a people’s history and value are expressed.
In Lagos, women’s mental health unmasked
Based on the WHO statistics, the third edition of Standing Out, a yearly exhibition featuring female artists highlights themes and issues pertinent to womanhood globally, began yesterday and would run through May 4 at Wheatbaker, Ikoyi in honour of International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8 every year,
GTCreat8 convention grooms youths on writing, others
As a way of encouraging new generation writers and authors to come up with new works, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc. (GTBank), through its GTCreat8 Convention organised writers forum where notable authors mentored young people on writing skills.
How Dance Gathering 2018 overwhelmed spectators on broad street
The city of Lagos was recently in a celebratory mood as the yearly Dance Gathering 2018 was held on Broad Street, one of the most ancient and popular streets on the Lagos Island. Well over 3,000 people were in attendance to see the novelty of dance as it was held on the streets.
Ehikhamenor opens artist residency, Angels and Muse
Artist residency is the new ‘game changer’ on the Lagos’ landscape of art. As a quiet area of art resource, artist residency is suddenly taking...
Long-lost Nigerian portrait sold for £1.2m
A long-lost portrait of a Nigerian princess dubbed the "African Mona Lisa" sold at auction in London on Wednesday for £1.2 million (1.4 million euros, $1.7 million), exceeding estimates and setting a record for the artist. The 1974 painting of Adetutu "Tutu" Ademiluyi, by Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu, was expected to fetch up to £300,000…
How space enriches contents in Art Work 2018 residency show
A new curatorial design space with room dividers enhances what could be described as one of the boldest visual expressions so far at the art exhibition-converted Kia Motor Showroom...
DELSU hosts conference on gender and development
Delta State University, Abraka, will from February 19 through 23, 2018 be a beehive of academic activities as the university’s Centre for Gender and Development Studies...
Seven watercolour masters for fhe content show
The exhibitions are aimed at creating windows for art appreciation to thrive outside the traditional Lagos/Victoria Islands art hubs of the city. Curated by Onabanjo - the same curator of the first two shows - The Content - Spring Edition, according to the organisers....
Two Nigerians, South African vie for 9mobile prize for literature 2018
Two Nigerians and a South African writer have been shortlisted for the 2018 9mobile Prize for Literature. The three shortlisted titles are Stay with Me by Nigeria’s Ayobami Adebayo, What it Means When a Man Falls Down From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah...
New visual narrative with young contemporaries 2018
Despite the misty and unnecessary controversy over the definition of contemporary Nigerian art, some young artists whose background are devoid of politics of space and period have been clearing the haze. They are known as ‘Young Contemporaries,’ a curatorial series that show artists of fresh ideas.
Transvangarde: a global convergence of artists
Described as art exhibition of contemporary art by outstanding artists from all over the world, Transvangarde shows at October Gallery, London from 1 February – 3 March 2018 Tian Wei, Golnaz Fathi, Laila Shawa, Alexis Peskine, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, El Anatsui, Romuald Hazoumè, Govinda Sah ‘Azad’ and Kenji Yoshida among others are the Transvangarde artists.…