1.54 London returns bigger, better
1.54 London which continues to revolutionise the space of African contemporary art, now in its seventh year, is has returned, this time, it is featuring 45 international galleries, 16 of which are from Africa,
El Anatsui’s Triumphant Scale
For a lot of art purists, contemporary art is trash and rhetorical nonsense. However, in the hands of many contemporary artists, trash has become graceful art. The Nigerian-born Turner prize winner, Chris Ofili, gained tabloid notoriety due to his intricate, hedonistic paintings incorporating animal ordure.
Iyase-Odozi set for Uhunmwen Whe Ehinmwen in Benin
A solo travelling show on Benin iconography and semiotics, Uhunmwen whe ehinmwen, by Princess Theresa Oghogho Iyase-Odozi of GreenHouse Art Empowerment Centre, in collaboration with Crowne Art Gallery will open on October 26 at The Hexagon, Crowne Art Gallery, GRA, Benin City, Edo State.
October Rain exhibition begins October 26
The Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA), Lagos chapter, will from October 26 to November 3, hold its 21st October Rain exhibition at Freedom Park, Lagos.
Beautiful: The exposition show opens today
The Exposition, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Chidynma Ochu and Ronke Komolafe will open today at the Freedom Park, Lagos.
Art goes Southeast for Ofala, Life in My City Art Festivals
From next week, the Southeast Nigeria landscape will soak in soulful breaths of woods, iron, stones and oil, as a large chunk of African artists will storm both Onitsha...
Layiwola goes to museum with Adire installation
From her extensive scholarly works on ancient Benin art to the current show about indigenous fabric adire, Prof Peju Layiwola’s mastery of native African contents keep soaring. Across the world, Layiwola’s works, mostly in the critical visual context of appropriating native subjects
Mystery of the $250,000 missing muse: Marianne
This is not the first time that a painting by Ben Enwonwu (1917-1994), the Father of Nigerian modern art, has generated a lot of interest.
The hunt for Marianne is being led by Bonhams’ Nigeria representative, Neil Coventry
Neil is the Nigeria representative for the international auction house - Bonhams. Based in Lagos, he plays a central role in advising key clients on modern and contemporary African art acquisitions.