ART X Lagos Meets President Macron
Highlights from the ART X Lagos special exhibition for President Emmanuel Macron of France as part of the Celebration of African Culture event, held in his honour at the New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, Lagos on July 3rd 2018.
ART X Lagos – The 2018 Fair
The third edition of ART X Lagos was our most ambitious to date, showcasing the cutting edge of African contemporary art and culture, with a wide array of artists from the continent and diaspora.
ART X Talks
Artist Talk: Aboubakar Fofana on Usable Pasts & Re-invention
In conversation with curator Missla Libsekal, multidisciplinary artist and designer Aboubakar Fofana speaks about the techniques and aesthetics of West African Indigo dyeing.
Panel Discussion: We Are Our Own Sun, Cultivating An Art Ecosystem; Sponsored by the Ford Foundation
Sponsored by the Ford Foundation, Lagos Biennial Founder, Folakunle Oshun, and Nubuke Foundation Curator, Bianca Ama Manu, explore and rethink what it means to cultivate zones for critical thought, as well as strategies for the arts to flourish; moderated by writer and critic Njideka Iroh.
Artist Talk: Leading Contemporaries in Conversation with Yinka Shonibare MBE; Sponsored by Chapel Hill Denham
Renowned for his works exploring colonialism, race and the construction of cultural identity, Yinka Shonibare CBE, discuses his artistic practice and influences with Chika Okeke-Agulu, sponsored by Chapel Hill Denham.
Panel Discussion: Statues Also Die, Considering Institutionalizing Collections; Sponsored by Stanbic IBTC Pensions
Sponsored by Stanbic IBTC Pensions, and moderated by Yvonne Fasinro, HRM Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, Professor Peju Layiwola, and Fabian Ajogwu examine ways of maintaining art collections and making them more accessible, drawing on the 1953 documentary film Les statues meurent aussi (Statues Also Die).
Panel Discussion: The Artist as Social Sculptor
Drawing on the Osun-Oshogbo Sacred Grove, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, Meskerem Assegued, Olufemi Akinsanya, and Adolphus Opara look at the roles artists play in transforming local customs and landscapes into cultural institutions; moderated by Papa Omotayo.
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.
ART X Prize
2019 Access Bank ART X Prize
Founder and Director of ART X Collective, Tokini Peterside, and Group Head of Corporate Communications for Access Bank, Amaechi Okobi, speak on the evolution of the Prize and Access Bank's patronage in the arts.
Interview with Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola
Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola, the winner of the 2018 ART X Prize with Access, reveals how she uses the body and expression in her performance art as a means of telling a story.
On the Importance of Supporting Emerging Artists
Director of Omenka Gallery and President of the Society of Nigerian Artists, Oliver Enwonwu speaks on the importance of support for emerging Nigerian artists.
On the ART X Prize with Access and the Local Art Scene
Visual artist, performer and curator of local art space The Tree House, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, speaks on the relevance and timeliness of the ART X Prize with Access for Nigeria's burgeoning art scene.
ART X Live!
ART X Live! – The 2018 Edition
Sponsored by Absolut, Budweiser, The Beat 99.9 FM, and Trace, ART X Live! saw some of Africa’s fastest emerging talent collaborate for a one-night-only live music and visual art showcase.
ART X Live! 2018 Trailer
ART X Live! presents Sonic Archive: They Knew Before The New, a live music and visual art show exploring Africa’s rich musical history. Take a look at our trailer for the show.