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22 Nov 2020
Outside it has become night. In front of the windows of one of Abuja’s grandest hotels, the pool shines turquoise blue. Finally, the phone rings. It is the hotel’s front desk, announcing a guest.
18 Nov 2020
In the contemporary art scene, styles may seem to be on the spotlight, however, the need to ask certain questions such as, ‘Is there a narrative or story to the work? Does the work communicate an idea or feeling? ..
8 Nov 2020
When the artist, Dr. Kenny Badru, stepped from the known norms into the wilderness of adventurism, the journey of self-task leads to a destination of creative dexterity...
8 Nov 2020
The Director General of National Gallery of Art, Ebeten Ivara, has described as shocking, the news of Emeritus Professor of Art History and Criticism, Ola Oloidi, passing on Monday, November 2, 2020. In a statement titled, Prof. Ola Oloidi: Good Night Patriach, Pioneer, Ivara said, “it was with overarching sadness that we at the National…
4 Nov 2020
In the light of COVID-19 pandemic and other issues that shook the world in 2020, which have made art activities to go virtual, Affordable Art Online has launched its gallery.
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…

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