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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The 2017 Talks

Who No Know Go Know

A lecture performance exploring 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 – on the occasion of its fortieth anniversary.

Date

Sat, 4th Nov

Time

3pm – 4.15pm

 

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.

Date

Sat, 4th Nov

Time

4.30pm – 5.45pm

 

Then & Now, Radical Sculpture

Drawing from twentieth-century pioneers to their contemporaries, this discussion explores how the arts reveal and illuminate. Modern artist Ben Enwonwu MBE, and Olu Amoda, each the subject of presentations in the ART X 2017 Curated Projects provide the departure point for this discursive look at the artists’ methodologies, their sculptural expression and the traditions expanded upon.

Date

Sat, 4th Nov

Time

6pm – 7.15pm

 

Leading Contemporaries; Njideka Akunyili Crosby

SPONSORED BY CHAPEL HILL DENHAM

On the occasion of her first public artist talk in Nigeria, Njideka Akunyili Crosby talks about her practice and influences.

Date

Sun, 5th Nov

Time

3pm – 4.15pm

 

Collecting Today for Tomorrow

SPONSORED BY STANBIC IBTC PENSION MANAGERS

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.

Date

Sun, 5th Nov

Time

4.30pm – 5.45pm

 

Witnessing the Present, the Artist as Citizen

SPONSORED BY THE FORD FOUNDATION

What does it mean to be a citizen today? Reflecting on this question, this conversation explores curatorial practice and art-making as both aesthetic ideas and ethical projects. 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.

Date

Sun, 5th Nov

Time

6pm – 7.15pm