Ehikhamenor, Asidere engage artists in beyond the canvas
It was a gathering aimed at giving a new perspective to art and its professionalism in 21st Century. Hosted by Duke Asidere’s Play Spot Studios, the event themed...
Louvre Abu Dhabi introduces Rembrandt, Vermeer
The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first museum to carry the famed name outside of France, announced Sunday it will roll out works by Dutch masters Rembrandt and Vermeer this month.
A matter of language
A couple of days ago, I was watching Guy Ritchie’s sophomore movie Snatch (2000), the brilliant follow up to his fantastic directorial debut Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). Being one of my favourite films, it wasn’t the first time of watching. Aside the great dialogue, insane sequences and incredibly memorable characters with…
Morakinyo in sensation-(al) leap with fabric collage
From the application of regular art colours and radical texture in fabrics, the artist Seye Morakinyo yesterday took a leap in his debut solo show, titled Sensation-(al). The artist’s coalescence of materials, themes, style and technique form the nucleus of the show.
Gallery business in Lagos and tales of mixed fortune
Reluctantly, the city’s art environment started accepting non-commercial space just about 11 years ago, when Bisi Silva-led Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Lagos, emerged and changed the narratives of several decades.
Okoroji foresees bumper 2019 for COSON members
As business activities open this year at the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), chairman of the society, Chief Tony Okoroji, has asked members across the country to see 2019 as a year of tremendous growth. According to Okoroji, as the creative industry enters a new year with fresh leadership at the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC),…
Jaywon, Small Doctor, others thrill at beach fiesta
Last weekend, Chelsea London Dry Gin hosted its loyal consumers to an end of the year beach carnival tagged, Catching Fun with Jaywon. The music fiesta, which was held at Barracuda Beach Resort, Lagos, saw artistes like, Small Doctor, Jaywon, Dotman, Joeel, Solidstar, Slimcase, Dremo and a host of upcoming artistes perform. Afolabi Kasomo, Brand…
Nigerian art of 80s in review - Part 2
It took the combination of Messrs Olasehinde Odimayo and Mike Omoighe; the deductive and modular measurement exponent to persuade me to document the role I played in the artist’s boom of the 80s.
For social justice, Durodola hits Lagos with performance art
Against the tide of fine art’s strong commercial drive, performance artists in Lagos hardly get attention. In fact, the numerical strength of artists from the performance genre in Lagos appears stagnant, as only four or five are involved.
Kolapo votes social mediate beauty for breast cancer
As communication, specifically via the social media links, increases art appreciation, health information, among others, are also made to tag along.