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1 Nov 2020
From Knock on Wood II to Meet the Dudus’ II and Phases of Reflection, the arthouse has kept the circuit busy since September when it had its maiden show after COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
25 Oct 2020
It is a season of visual art in Abuja. This time, it is Mr. Agene Isegbe, an art administrator with National Gallery of Arts (NGA) going solo at the Thought Pyramid Art Centre, with over 80 art pieces of sculpture...
25 Oct 2020
With the Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2020 on show virtually, Nigeria’s newest art space, Kó Gallery, was one of the participant among galleries from across the world that had rare opportunity of spotlighting....
27 Sep 2020
Ali Baba Gets Television Licence Popular comedian, Atunyota Alleluyah Akpobome, who is popularly known as Ali Baba, has received the approval of the Federal Government to operate a television station — XQZMOI. A graduate of the Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State, the comedian took to his social media handles to break the news of…
27 Sep 2020
As life gradually returns to normal, activities in the arts and culture sector are also resurfacing. The past week saw the opening of another visual art show in the post-COVID-19 lockdown. Titled, Arteste Palettes Project Season 7, the outing was jointly organised by the President, Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA), Chike Emembo, and his co-exhibitor,…
6 Sep 2020
From commercial art, the artist Toyin Ojih Odutola is pushing her work into the critical space. Barbican Centre’s Gallery, London, was where she showed recently in her first-ever UK exhibition. Titled, A Countervailing Theory, the show, which opened on Tuesday, August 11, and ended August 30, 2020. The announcement for the show came barely one…
6 Sep 2020
After a long absence from the exhibition circuit, Alexis Galleries on Akin Olugbade Street will open its doors to arts connoisseurs, aficionado, critics, scholars and artists from Saturday, September 12 to 19, 2020. Alexis’ ‘exhibition ground’ will be open for a week, as its first virtual group exhibition interrogates wood. The show titled, Knock On…
26 Aug 2020
With the support of The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), together with The Global Gift Foundation, Atlantis - The Palm, UNHCR, Dubai Cares, and the UAE Government, artist and philanthropist Sacha Jafri is embarking on a global initiative entitled ‘Humanity Inspired.’ Jafri’s first-of-its kind creation, ‘The…
23 Aug 2020
In a sector that thrives on in-person connection, the loss of an audience is disastrous, yet resilient performers, institutions, galleries, even entire art fairs, are moving to the digital arena, using streaming services and virtual reality.
5 Jul 2020
With COVID-19 pandemic disrupting activities, Goethe-Institut has announced the cancellation of its 2020 Henrike Grohs Art Award ceremony in Dakar, Senegal.
5 Jul 2020
After months of a break as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF), UAE, has reopened in select venues across the world.
5 Jul 2020
The artist Ikechukwu Ezeigwe is one person who derives inspiration for his paintings from the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s music.

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