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From the 25 artists showing at the 9th LagosPhoto festival, we highlighted 8 artists to look out for their works - amongst them Ndidi Dike, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Kwena Chokoe, Mary Evans and a number of important programs not to miss. Read on www.thesoleadventurer.com @lagosphotofestival Grand Opening exhibition titled “Vernacular” opens on October 27th 2018 at 6 pm. | Venue: Federal Government Press Liaison Office | 9 Broad Street | Lagos Island. #LagosPhoto #Lagos #Photofestival #TimeHasGone #Exhibitions #ExhibitionsinLagos #Festival #DestinationLagos #TSAArtMagazine
A Sunday morning mood board and a typical backdrop scene in some African homes prior to the 2000s. Ian Mwesiga (né en 1989, Ouganda) The telephone call, 2018. #IanMwesiga
“I wanted an element of boom,” animating the word with his hands and mouth, “to blow everything up.” . . . “In Power Show II, Akinwande does blow things up in the literal sense of the word. Beyond the nearly 30-foot sculpture standing in the stairwell, a display of an array of tweets printed on cards covers the wall of the exhibition space. These tweets contain complaints of Nigerians about the political system. Rants and analysis that have become a feature of what is colloquially called political Twitter.” . . . IfeOluwa Nihinlola examines the exhibition Power Show II through a conversation with the artist Ayo Akinwande. The artist’s continued interest in Nigeria’s political manifestations take a new turn in the ongoing exhibition @revolvingartincubator. Read the article on www.thesoleadventurer.com @iamayoakinwande @ifemmanuel #AyoAkinwande #PoliticalArt #NigerianPolitics #ArtistsAsActivists #TSAArtMagazine
How do you remember a place? Is it through its soil, sound, people, history or impact on your body? . . . Fascinated by the striking topography in Jos, the capital of Plateau state in Northern Nigeria, photographer Abraham Onoriode Oghobase creates a nostalgic body of work combining research and personal encounters on the layered history of the terrain. “When researching its history, the artist discovered the prevalence mining of tin deposits beginning in 1904, when the British colonial government began mineral exploration in Nigeria’s Northern Protectorate. He became interested in exploring these mining ponds and other traces left behind from the height of the industry, which continued into the early 1970s. Despite its rapid decline following that period, tin mining still continues today in the state on an artisanal and informal scale.” The resulting work from the research are showing in the exhibition “Layers of Time and Place: What Lies Beneath (2018)” @arttwentyone Lagos. The exhibition is open from October 12 to November 7, 2018. #AbrahamOghobase #Photography #History #ExhibitionsinLagos #Timeandmemory #contemporaryphotography #Portraits #SelfPortraits #ColonialHistory #Jos #Nigeria #Africa
In anticipation of Adji Dieye’s work at this year’s @lagosphotofestival we are sharing this teaser titled ‘Maggic Cube’. Sit tight for our top ten artists to see in the coming days. LagosPhoto opens on 27th October 2018 under the theme “Time Has Gone”. #Festival #Lagos #ArtFestival #Photography #Video #DestinationLagos #LagosPhoto #AdjiDieye #Senegal
Magnifique!!! #Regrann from @chikaokekeagulu - El Anatsui's stunning, new facade sculpture, his largest to date, measuring 10m x 54m, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh & 2018 Carnegie International #anatsui #carnegieinternational #carnegiemuseumofart
John Madu making a commentary about technology in a new series of paintings titled “Globalization”. #JohnMadu #Paintings #Globalization #Technology
Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola (@taibitola ), who emerged as the winner of ART X Prize with Access in June 2018, after a rigorous selection process, will have a solo presentation of her project, “Scraps from Mama’s Floor” at this year’s @artxlagos from 2nd to 4th November 2018. “Scraps from Mama’s Floor” will be presented in a digital interactive display and will be accompanied by a performance. The project is inspired by her childhood experience with her mother. Watch her talk about the presentation in the video above. 👆🏾 . . . #ARTXLagos #BolatitoAderemiIbitola #PerformanceArt #DestinationLagos #ArtFair #Internationalartfair #Lagos #WestAfrica #Nigeria #NigerianArtist #TSAArtMagazine
“Chamber”, a piece by Ransome Stanley, Nigerian German painter based in Munich, consigned to Sotheby’s for the coming Modern & Contemporary African Art auction on October 16 in London. “Stanley engages with images from bourgeois culture of the nineteenth century, Western images of Africa and colonial clichés of exoticism to raise questions about race and identity which since the mid-1990s, articulates a “new African art speech”. The “blackness” is transformed into “afropolitanism” and thus turns away from the outdated authenticity of an African “essence.” #RansomeStanley #Sothebys #ContemporaryAfricanArt #AfricanArt #Auction #London #ArtMarket
Regrann from @artxlagos - #ARTXReads : Faces & Phases by Zanele Muholi (@muholizanele ), found at Alara (@alaralagos ). . For more than a decade, South African photographer Zanele Muholi created a visual record of black lesbians in her home country; offering a bold stance against the stigmatization of lesbian and gay sexualities in Africa and beyond. In 2006, Muholi began her Faces and Phases project, an ambitious series of striking and powerful portraits of lesbians made against plain or patterned backgrounds—now numbering around three hundred—and often exhibited in tightly arranged grids. . Faces and Phases is the subject of this extensive book, published by Steidl, that forms a monumental chapter in Muholi’s mission to remedy black queer invisibility. Collectively, the portraits are an act of visual activism and powerful statement about the similarities and diversity that exist within the human race. . Zanele Muholi’s photographic works will be on display at the Stevenson (@stevenson_za ) booth, at ART X Lagos 2018, from 2nd to 4th November at The Civic Centre in Victoria Island. . Visit @artxlagos for more. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ARTXLagos ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ARTXLagos2018 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #DestinationLagos
A #MickaleneThomas Moment. Looking at #BlackWomen . “Mickalene Thomas, "Remember Me," 2006”. #Muse #Gaze #Stereotypes #BlackGaze #Photography
Patrick Akpojotor’s Developing Cities in the exhibition "IN-TER-AC-TIONS" @relegallery. According to @patrickakpojotor , “the installation is inspired by the architecture and landscape of growing cities which are often chaotic in nature.” He reinvents “these cities and bring to the gallery space the abstract energy of their urban landscape.” Beyond the chaotic landscapes, Developing Cities was also spurred by issues of gentrification in relation to memory and history. #PatrickAkpojotor #DevelopingCities #Architecture #Cities #gentrification #UrbanChaos #Lagos #InstallationArt #Interaction #Art #ContemporaryArt #Totems #Relegallery #TSAArtMagazine
Let’s talk about first world problems x art market drama. 👆🏾 . . . Is this a spectacle or a statement? #ArtWorldDrama #ArtMarket #Banksy
A visual from “The Playlist (1977-2017)” by @jumokesanwo showing @the_koppel_project in the group exhibition “Cu-ulture and Tradition: Same Experience Different Local” curated by Adeola Arthur of @kanbicontemporary. The exhibition is open from 5th October - 16 November 2018. #London #FriezeWeek #ContemporaryArt #Archive #Memory #Music #Recollection #History #NigerianArtist #Lagos #Nigeria #Exhibitions #TSAArtMagazine
“Autonomous Morris’ by British-Trinidadian artist Zak Ové at the Smithson Plaza in #London . #Friezeweek #ZakOve
As the autumn art season officially starts with Frieze Art Fair, 1-54 Art Fair and other international exhibitions in London this week, “Cu-lture and Tradition: Same Experience, Different Local” opening tomorrow October 5th at @the_koppel_project space in collaboration with @kanbicontemporary is on our list of must visit exhibitions. The featured artists are Jumoke Sanwo, Dennis Osadebe, Gbolahan Ayoola, Williams Chechet, Olawunmi Banjo, Uzoma Anyanwu, Ayobola Kekere-Ekun, Habeeb Andu, Suraj Adekola and Bob-Nosa Uwagboe. More details in the video . .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #africa #afrocentric #africanart ##contemporaryart #photography #art # #NigerianArtists #Nigeria #Lagos #London #KoppelProjectHive #KanbiContemporary #Exhibitions #TSAArtMagazine
“(Nigatu) Tsehay is a kind of magician. I cannot say for certain what about the works were so riveting. They just were.” . . . Read Ayodeji Rotinwa’s dairy on standout encounters and artists at the eleventh FNB Joburg Art Fair where he reflects on the audience of the fair, the artists examining socio-political issues in South Africa and some of the difficulties of moving art across borders. Link: www.thesoleadventurer.com (also in bio) #FNBJoburgArtFair #ArtFair #AfricanArtists #Africa #ContemporaryArt #TSAArtMagazine
Drawing from Phoebe Boswell’s “She Summons an Army” made with graphite on paper. #PhoebeBoswell #Drawing
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