Monday, 12 November 2018

For 21st auction, Arthouse converges Enwonwu, other African modern masters, contemporary artists

 'Masky Nudes' (1988, Gouache on paper, 49 x 37 cm), by
Ben Enwonwu.

Nigeria’s premier auction house, Arthouse Contemporary has announced the 21st edition of its auction of Modern and Contemporary Art, starting with preview from Friday, November 16 - Sunday 18, 2018 at Kia Showroom, 308 Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, ahead of the auction holding on Monday, November 19, 2018, 6 p.m.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

At LIMCAF 2018, jury's 'expectation' favoured avant-garde art

Ifedilichukwu Chibuike's Enigma (White pull knob, Long play record and Cropper) won the LIMCAF 2018 Over All Prize of N500,000..

     Preference for the avant-garde in Life In My City Arts Festival (LIMCAF) competition had been unwritten rule of the 12-year-old event. But the results of 2018 edition seemed to have come out openly in favour of the avant-garde form of art. 

Held at International Conference Centre, Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu, the grand finale’s prizes were given based on the 100 works on display. As an installation won the Over All Prize of the 12th LIMCAF art competition, the traditional forms of art performed fairly well too, though producing few winners.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Documenting 'Urban Culture...' through Alonge's travelogue-lens

An aerial view of Lagos Central Business District by Bolaji Alonge.
Expanding Nigerian cities, stranded rurals, their nuances and splendour as well as deep acquatic contents come into the focal point of photographer, Bolaji Alonge. The shots, taken from select spots across the country builds up as new body of work for Alonge's second solo exhibition.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

How Okereke got France’s prestigious ‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’

Emeka Okereke (left), during the award ceremony in Lagos.
For his proficiency in photographer, filmmaking, writing and visual arts, Emeka Okereke, was conferred France’s prestigious insignia of Chevalier de l’Ordre Des Arts et Des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the Ministry of Culture of France.

Monday, 29 October 2018

Arthouse takes five artists to 'Art X Lagos 2018'

Alimi Adewale, Sisi Eko II, Acrylic on wood, 11 x 18 x 19 inches

Adewale Alimi, Kelani Abass, Sokari Douglas Camp CBE, Nnenna Okore and Johnson Uwadinma go to Art X Lagos, showing at Booth 14 of Arthouse-The Space.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

'Infinite Treasures 2018'... when masterly statements lift Lagos art season

'Twilight Glory', - National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, (36 x 48 inches, Oil on canvas, 2018), by Abiodun Olaku

Again, Lagos art season of the last quartre of the year will be enriched with the presence of artists, some of whose strokes, over the past three to four decades, have thickened the city's art landscape.

Kolade Oshinowo, Reuben Ugbine, Abiodun Olaku, Bunmi Babatunde, Sam Ovraiti, Duke Asidere,  Edosa Ogiugo, Alex Nwokolo, Felix Osiemi, Fidelis Eze Odogwu, Josshua Nmesirionye and Diseye Tantua are back with Infinite Treasures 2018, a yearly group exhibition opening on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos. The 2018 edition is the fourth in the series since the same gathering changed the title from Distinction after two years.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Adekola's ‘Ghosts of Bar Beach’ unveils GalleryB57

From Adekola's 'Ghosts of Bar Beach' photography exhibition.

Lost memory of Lagos Bar Beach recovered in photography by Ade Adekola opens new space, GalleryB57.