The Talks

Every year, ART X Lagos features a robust line-up of panel discussions hosted by a
diverse array of art industry insiders. Open to all fair goers, the talks explore a range
of themes pertinent to the evolution of the contemporary African art market. Sign up to
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2017

Leading Contemporaries: Njideka Akunyili Crosby
On the occasion of her first public artist talk in Nigeria, sponsored by Chapel Hill Denham, MacArthur Fellow Njideka Akunyili Crosby talks about her practice and influences in conversation with moderator Tayo Ogunbiyi.
The King of Covers: Lemi Ghariokwu
Drawing on music as an alternative space and archive, Lemi Ghariokwu reflects on the interplay of aesthetics and the Nigerian socio-political climate of the 1970s to 90s in his art. Moderated by curator Missla Libsekal.
Who No Know Go Know
On the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, historian Ed Keazor and Stacy Hardy, associate editor of Chimurenga, discuss how we remember, map and rethink our histories through the lens of FESTAC ‘77 – the 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture.
Then & Now, Radical Sculpture
Drawing from his own practice, this discussion with artist Olu Amoda looks at his methodologies, sculptural expression and the traditions expanded upon in his works.
Collecting Today for Tomorrow
Moderated by art collector Femi Lijadu, this panel discussion brings into focus the nuances of bringing out the true value of an art collection through corporate social responsibility, legacy building and management of art as an asset class.
Witnessing the Present, the Artist as Citizen
In a discussion led by N’Goné Fall, an independent curator, art writer and cultural policy consultant, together with Lagos-based artists Wura-Natasha Ogunji and Peju Alatise, they respond and elaborate, drawing from their individual practices, influences and experiences.

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