Speakers at the second edition of ART X Talks included Ed Keazor, Stacy Hardy, Lemi Ghariokwu, Olu Amoda, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Peju Alatise, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Femi Lijadu and more. 

Leading Contemporaries, Njideka Akunyili Crosby

On the occasion of her first public talk as an artist in Nigeria, MacArthur Fellow Njideka Akunyili Crosby talks about her practice and influences in conversation with moderator Temitayo Ogunbiyi. 

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. 

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 the fortieth anniversary of FESTAC '77, historian Ed Keazor and Stacy Hardy, associate editor of Chimurenga, discuss how we remember, map and rethink our histories through the lens of 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.