14 Jan 2018
Arthouse Contemporary’s twice-a-year auctions have become a way to gauge the prices of Nigerian artworks, but they contribute quite a small part of the volume of works traded in the country in the year, in the opinion of a keen art collector. “I don’t think that auctions and even the (large fair) ArtX contribute more…
31 Dec 2017
Every year, the Rele Arts Foundation selects five young artists and awards each of them grants to create a body of work that would form the 'Young Contemporaries Exhibition'. The initiative was launched in 2016 and the sophomore edition, held earlier this year, intimated art lovers with frontrunners in the budding contemporary art landscape -…
20 Sep 2017
If you were active on Twitter over the weekend, you may have noticed many black people from around the world showcasing their artistic talents using the hashtag #DrawingWhileBlack. These young people are making us so proud with their work. There are so many amazing ones, but we can only bring a few of them from…
22 Jun 2017
The It's Not Furniture art exhibition was Temple Art's very first solo exhibition which ran from 27th of May to 9th of June. Held at the Omenka Gallery, Lagos, it drew a gathering of art enthusiasts, collectors and works from six contemporary artists ranging from mixed media to charcoal drawings. Artists featured during the exhibition…
5 Jun 2016
When CORA started its cultural landscaping, many did not know that it would attain such fame.
22 May 2016
In the past one week, activities marking the 65th anniversary of renowned textile artist and culture icon, Chief Mrs. Nike Okundaye, have attracted quite a lot of artists and lovers of culture in Lagos.
15 May 2016
After 10 years of sojourn in Europe, Wilfred Ukpong takes a break, returning to his native Niger Delta, where he hopes to make his art impart on the environment as a medium for social engagement.
17 Nov 2015
Otobong Nkanga has emerged winner of the 2015 Yanghyun Foundation Artist Award in Seoul, Korea. Ms Nkanga is the first African recipient of the prestigious award. Nkanga was born in Kano, Nigeria in 1974. She studied at OAU, Nigeria, State, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, and the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, and…