The Nigerian Government has demanded a full and unconditional return of 1,130 Benin Bronzes looted from the African nation in the 19th century and domiciled in German museums. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the demand in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, during separate meetings with the German Minister of State for…
Celebrating Adekola’s infinite growth at Alexis
The artist Suraj Adekola, whose career development has gone through transition, has assembled an oeuvre of paintings to celebrate this growth.
With creolisation, Egharevba, Akpang interrogate future Artform
The artists, Sukanthy Egharevba and Clem Akpang, both based in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, recently thrilled their audiences in an exhibition titled, Creolisation.
Collectors society in Art Studio Tour initiative
Recently, members and friends of the Society for Art Collection (SARTCOL) visited Engr. Ibikunle Dashur’s private gallery and studio located on Lakowe Lakes and Resort, Lakowe, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos for what could be likened to ‘arts immersion’.
Nigerian female visual artists... a walk in grim, gender tale - Part 1
Women in Nigerian visual arts sector have suffered under-representation. In fact, the ratio of male to female artists in Nigeria is imbalanced in favour of men.
Keeping Adire export dream alive
Of all the Yoruba textile creations, adire, literally that-which-is tied-and-dyed, is the most decorative. The Yoruba produce ofi, sanyan, kijipa and many others, but none accommodates the descriptive and expressive fibre...
COVID-19 taught us important lesson in kindness — Obisgallery
If there is any important lesson for humans to take away from the COVID-19 challenge, it is that a little bit of kindness can help our collective good.
Burj Khalifa: Calls for artists closes December 31
Burj Khalifa-Emaar is calling on emerging designers, light and 3D mapping artists across the globe to submit their works for Light Up Show and also to be displayed on the facade of the Burj Khalifa
Ajorin, Dancemetalphor deepens metal art knowledge
Adeola Balogun, Fidelis Eze Odogwu, Steve Ekpenisi, Abinoro Akporode Collins, and Dotun Popoola, individually, have been interrogating welded metal art in Nigeria over the years. Currently, these artists have a common space to help their desire to raise the bar in sculpture, specifically, welded metal art. The common space, perhaps, the first in Nigeria’s gathering…
With new gallery, Affinity set to lift creative space
A new art space, Affinity Art Gallery, has opened in Lagos. The unveiling was marked with an inaugural group show, titled, The Opening. The formal opening held on December 6, 2020, while the group show will run till January 15, 2021. Notable artists whose works are showing include, Sam Ovraiti, Rufus Ogundele, Tony Enebeli, Jimoh…