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Art Is A Country: Visiting Galleries In Nairobi | by IfeOluwa Nihinlola. . To get a sense of the history of contemporary art in Kenya, IfeOluwa visited three galleries and writes about his experiences of uniformity and distinctiveness in these spaces. Read more about it here: https://thesoleadventurer.com/art-is-a-country-visiting-galleries-in-nairobi-ifeoluwa-nihinlola/ . . #ArtGallery #AfricanArt #ContemporaryAfricanArt #Nairobi #NairobiArtScene #TheSoleAdventurer #TSAArtMagazine
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Last #Highlight of the year from TSA 2018. . Abraham Oghobase Excavates Layers of Beauty and Pain in Jos | By IfeOluwa Nihinlola . Here are landscapes, buildings and bodies with layers that time has imprinted with history. Excavating these layers, Oghobase’s work becomes an archaeological event that examines the past focusing on one moment in time, and demanding that we pay attention to the oft-unacknowledged effects of human history. . Thank you for following the highlights. . . #AbrahamOghobase #ColonialHistory #Jos #LandscapePhotography #DocumentaryPhotography #AfricanArt #ContemporaryAfricanArt #TheSoleAdventurer #TsaArtMagazine
Cheers to a more fulfilling year ahead✨ . . Art by Jekein Lato-Unah @jekein. Nigerian born artist whose paintings celebrate women, frown upon female oppression & objectification and speak on social constructs. By breaking down her pieces into patterns & fragments of both color and monochrome, Jekein aims to tackle and break down the harshness of patriarchy that dominates the society. . . . . . . . . #Art #Painting #Jekein #JekeinLatoUnah #Nigeria #NigerianArt #Africa #AfricanArt #ContemporaryAfricanArt #2019 #Positivity #TheSoleAdventurer
#Highlight from TSA 2018 . “With All The Freedom That We Have, What Are We Saying?” . Conversation with Jumoke Sanwo and Qudus Onikeku on the Lagos arts scene, cultural colonialism and the future of arts in Nigeria. By Bukola Oyebode. “Now, with all the freedom that we have, with all the social media that we have, with all the access to the world that we have, what are we saying? Now that the attention is there, what are we saying? This is very important.” - Qudus Onikeku . . #QudusOnikeku #JumokeSanwo #DanceGathering #RevolvingArtIncubator #LagosArtScene #AfricanArt #AfricanContemporaryArt #TheSoleAdventurer #TsaArtMagazine
Art by Ndidi Emefiele @ndidi_emefiele Ndidi Emefiele is a mixed media artist who creates layered compositions that, dynamic in brush stroke and in juxtaposition of colour, conjure the complexity of contemporary experience and female identity. Emerging out of the Nigerian panorama, the strength of her narrative becomes even more pronounced as she encompasses collage, textiles and traditional materials conveying a strong sense of cultural heritage and aesthetics inspired by her homeland. Her work takes a critical look at how society constructs identity and how it defines and confines the roles of gender. . . . . . . #Art #Painting #NdidiEmefiele #Nigeria #NigerianArt #Africa #AfricanArt #ContemporaryAfricanArt #TheSoleAdventurer
#Highlight from TSA 2018 . Setting the Basis for a New Crop of Art Writers and Critics . The first edition of TSA Art Writing Master Class organized by TSA Foundation with lead facilitator; Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu was an unusual opportunity for 15 selected participants to learn about key voices in modern and contemporary Nigerian art, essential techniques of critical writing and making compelling arguments. . . #ArtCriticism #ArtWriting #ChikaOkekeAgulu #TsaArtWritingMasterclass #ContemporaryAfricanArt #TheSoleAdventurer #TsaArtMagazine
#Highlight from TSA 2018 . ART X Lagos: An Affair in Constant Search of the Exciting | By IfeOluwa Nihinlola . Ifeoluwa recounts the third edition of the first international art fair in West Africa, taking us through its exciting attractions, live art and various gallery booths. ART X Lagos continues to grow, but for all its pomp and pageantry, many in the city know it isn’t the most artistically appealing event to happen during the first weekend in November. . . #AfricanArtFair #ArtXLagos #ArtXLagos2018 #DestinationLagos #WestAfricanArtFair #ContemporaryAfricanArt #TheSoleAdventurer #TsaArtMagazine
2018 in Review: 10 Remarkable Artists, People, Exhibitions, Places, Things | By Ayodeji Rotinwa. . “Unlike any other year before it, 2018 saw the influx of global art powerhouses touching down in Lagos to engage with the art community. The year also recorded successes of Lagos-based art professionals further afield in the world. May be trite to say but there’s a lot to look forward to in 2019.” - Ayodeji Rotinwa . Image©: Peju Alatise, Deep Sleep, 2017. Read the full piece on the site. Link in bio. . . #AbrahamOghobase #BenEnwonwu #BeninBronzes #CCALagos #DennisOsadebe #MarcellinaAkpojotor #PejuAlatise #PrincessTutu #2018inReview #AyodejiRotinwa #ContemporaryAfricanArt #TheSoleAdventurer #TsaArtMagazine #ReadOnTSA
#Highlight from TSA 2018 . Ayo Akinwande’s Power Shows on Nigerian Politics Need a Permanent Home | By IfeOluwa Nihinlola. . Writer and art critic Dele Meiji Fatunla describes Power Show I as a “metaphor for the way power operates in Nigeria… less an articulation of the rage and other emotions that the situation has produced in Nigerian society and more a series of observations that the erratic nature of electrical power pervades; and provides a model or interpreting all other forms of power in Nigeria expressed, be that religious, political or rhetorical power.” . . #Activism #AyoAkinwande #NigerianPolitics #PoloticalArt #PowerShow #RevolvingArtIncubator #AfricanArt #ContemporaryAfricanArt #TheSoleAdventurer #TsaArtMagazine
Art by Nirit Takele @nirittakele.artist Nirit is a bold colourist who builds up faceted figurative bodies through the application of near abstract flat forms. In her body of work she explores her cultural heritage, illustrating the everyday life of the Israeli Ethiopian community and finding inspiration in old Ethiopian sagas and folk tales remembered from her youth. Inspired by the colours around her, she adopts a bright palette giving the exuberantly colourful works an enhanced vividness and depth. . . . . . . #Art #Painting #NiritTakele #Ethiopia #EthiopianArtist #Africa #AfricanArt #ContemporaryAfricanArt #TheSoleAdventurer
#Highlight from TSA 2018 . Ayodeji Rotinwa’s Diary on the Eleventh FNB Joburg Art Fair – Standout Encounters and Artists. . Ayodeji Rotinwa engages us with his experience at the Joburg Art Fair, recalling his arrival with assumptions and how they were proven to be not entirely true. From sharply explicit works talking about South Africa's apartheid to the visibly disparate economies across the city and gallery difficulties, he wonders what the 'winning gallery' of the FNB Art Prize would be next year. . . #FeesMustFall #JoburgArtFair #FnbJoburgArtFair #AyodejiRotinwa #AfricanArt #ContemporaryAfricanArt #SouthAfrica #TheSoleAdventurer #TsaArtMagazine
#Highlight from TSA 2018 . Jamestown Beyond Chale Wote – Some Things Never Change | By TsaTsu Kofi Amable. . Tsa Tsu Kofi Amable tells of Jamestown after the annual streets arts festival, how temporary art installations are being torn down, and adolescent boys regaining a square which housed pop-up festival shops with a football combat. Despite the history of Jamestown; slavery, trade, colonial exploitation and appropriation of cultural heritage and all the other losses, it is still that cosmopolitan centre-of-all-things, a lighthouse that draws people to its shores, where the world meets to trade and talk even after 400 years. . . #Accra #ArtFestival #ChaleWote #ColonialHistory #Slavetrade #GoldCoast #Jamestown ##StreetArtFestival #AfricanArt #ContemporaryAfricanArt #TheSoleAdventurer #TsaArtMagazine
Art by Owusu Ankomah. Owusu's work addresses themes of identity and the body, depicting a spiritual world, without light and shadow, occupied by people and symbols. He invests his figures with the intense energy of Michelangelo’s figures, and then paints over their bodies with the collective wisdom of the Akan people in the form of adinkra symbols. A recurring theme in Owusu-Ankomah’s large bold canvases is the adinkra system of signs originating from the Akan pre-colonial cloth printing tradition. Each sign relates to a particular proverb or saying. His early work focused on the ancient traditions of masquerade and rock paintings in Africa. . . . . . . #Art #Painting #OwusuAnkomah #Ghana #GhanaianArtist #Africa #AfricanArt #ContemporaryAfricanArt #TheSoleAdventurer
#Highlight from TSA 2018 . ‘Ankara’ – We Are Dressed Up In Conflict, Appropriation, Colonial Legacy | By Ayodeji Rotinwa. . “Yes, the artisans are ‘fairly remunerated’ but are they given due credit for their work? With the manipulation of the Ankara for example and the subsequent imbalance in its proceeds, one has to wonder. Also, and this is perhaps a sentimental question, are the artisans selling their heritage?” - Ayodeji Rotinwa. . . #AfricanPrint #Ankara #Textile #YinkaShonibare #MakiOh #DeolaSagoe #WestAfrica #AfricanArt #ContemporaryAfricanArt #TheSoleAdventurer #TsaArtMagazine
Art by Victor Butler @vbytes. Victor Butler is one of Ghana's most renowned artist. A modern Renaissance man, blending talents in fields from information technology to interior design, painting, and sculpture. Butler finds inspiration in his immediate environment, interpreting and narrating Ghanaian life and the issues that affect it in works that present the unfolding of the human condition in simple settings and capture man’s joys, his unflagging spirit and strength, and his weakness and pain. . . . . . . #Art #Painting #VictorButler #Ghana #GhanaianArtist #Africa #AfricanArt #ContemporaryAfricanArt #TheSoleAdventurer
#Highlight from TSA 2018 . Confronting an Unaddressed Nigerian Reality in the Exhibition ‘Salvage Therapy’ | By Ayò Akínwándé. . In our time, we need the artists whose voice will shape the consciousness of the people, especially on current political propaganda and shenanigans. Instead of making craftsmanship the ultimate goal, will it be possible for our artists to shift their ‘expertise’ to evolving the issues inherent in their works? . . #AnkeliChristopher #AbdulrazaqAhmed #AyoboColony #MbariClub #NigerianArt #RevolvingArtIncubator #SalvageTherapy #AfricanArt #ContemporaryAfricanArt #TheSoleAdventurer #TsaArtMagazine
#Highlight from TSA 2018. . Four Women: Resisting Prejudice and Inequality | By Bukola Oyebode. . Female artists are still confronted with visibility and documentation problems. The irony of this situation is that in the last two decades, there have been many prominent women that have championed the arts in Nigeria. So, the question is how are they shifting the visibility and representation of females in the arts? . . #AdejokeTugbiyele #KehindeAwofeso #OlubunmiOyesanyaAyaoge #StaceyOkparavero #FourWomen #Labelling #Identity #Otherness #FemaleArtists #AfricanArt #ContemporaryAfricanArt #TheSoleAdventurer #TsaArtMagazine
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