Monday, 23 January 2023

Sculptors’ Association demands return, restoration of TBS gate

A section of the 1972 sculpture designed by Paul Mont, but pulled down recently.

HOW MANY MORE TIMES WILL PUBLIC SCULPTURES BE RAPED SOUR?

Being a Press Release of the Sculptors’ Association Nigeria as official response to the pulling down of Paul Mount’s Sculpture Gate located at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.

Thursday, 12 January 2023

For Okwui Enwezor, over 150 artists, collectives converge at Sharjah Biennial 15

Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019).

BEGINNING February 2023, Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) brings together over 150 artists and collectives from more than 70 countries for the 15th edition and 30-year anniversary of the Sharjah Biennial. Conceived by the late Okwui Enwezor and curated by the Foundation’s Director Hoor Al Qasimi, Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present reflects on Enwezor’s visionary work, which transformed contemporary art and has influenced the evolution of institutions and biennials around the world, including the Sharjah Biennial.

Friday, 30 December 2022

After Alaafin, Iya-Laje of Oyo, Chief Orija-Adesoye dies at 84

Chief Mrs Comfort Titilola Adesoye-Orija


LESS than one year after the death of Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi III, one of his chiefs, Mrs Comfort Titilola Adesoye-Orija has died. The family of announces the death of their mother who  passed on, Wednesday, December 28, 2022.

Monday, 26 December 2022

Artistry metaphor of Orioye Bukola

'Listener' (oil on canvas, 40" X 40", dated 2020), by Bukola Orioye.

By Charles Okereke 

PERPETRATING nuances; the shifts in time frames, like pendulum traversing between the past, the present and futuristic postulations. 

Monday, 19 December 2022

'Connecting the Dots' celebrates 70 yrs of Art school at Yabatech

A mural abstract by group of artists at Yabatech Art Department of 1965 on display during Connecting the Dots exhibition.

IN celebrating seven decades of existence, Art Department of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos converged artists for a group art exhibition titled Connecting the Dots, which opened on December 15, 2022 at Yusuf Grillo Art Gallery.

 A Curatorial note from the exhibition captures the trajectory of the Fine Art Department of the Art School at Yaba College of Technology.

Thursday, 8 December 2022

'Introspection' of Akinwolere's visual tale goes to Thought Pyramid

' I Pledge to Banana Republic' (oil on canvas, 43"x30.5", dated 2021), by Muyiwa Akinmolere.

DESCRIBED as a traveling art exhibition, Introspection, a solo show by Muyiwa Akinwolere continues from December 10-30 2022 at Thought Pyramid Art Centre, 96 Norman Williams Street, Ikoyi Lagos. Last month, the exhibition was shown at Yusuf Grillo Gallery, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. 

Wednesday, 7 December 2022

How Adepegba's 'Egúngún Costumes', other scholars' theses picked 2022 Rahamon Bello Awards

Award donor, Prof Folasade Rahamon Bello (left); recipients, Dr John Olatunde Mariase Uwa, Dr Henrietta Omo Eshalomi, Dr Kehinde Adepegba; and VC, University of Lagos, Prof Folashade Ogunsola during the awards presentation.

DR. HENRIETTA Omo Eshalomi, Dr. Kehinde Adepegba, and Dr. John Olatunde Mariase Uwa are recipients of 2022 Rahamon Bello Award for the best Ph.D. Thesis in African Studies.

Thursday, 1 December 2022

'New Awakening' of hybrid art for sculptors in Nigeria

Visitors admiring a sculpture titled 'Iyalaje,' by Adeola Balogun.

OVER 30 artists showed at Elixir 2 - The New Awakening, a group exhibition by Sculptors Association of Nigeria (ScAN), held at National Museum Onikan, Lagos from November 26-30, 2022. The featured works of mixed media, metal, recycled, 'upcycled' sculptures, among others, made bold statements about the diversity of ScAN membership strength.

Monday, 28 November 2022

Chimurenga, Al-Mutairi, RAW Material win Sharjah Publishing Grant 2022

Focal Point art book fair 2022. Pic: c/o Sharjah Art Foundation.

WITH a total of 30,000 USD in addition to publishing and distribution support Focal Point art book fair, 2022, organised by Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE announced the winners of the 2022 Publishing Grant. 

Saturday, 26 November 2022

Romance drama, 'Ito Okunrin (Man's Spittle) premieres in Lagos

...features Kenny Kujore, Adegboyega Sosanya and Titilope Adeboye.
Adegboyega Sosanya (as husband, Benson Komolafe) and actress, Titilope Adeoye (as wife) in 'Ito Okunrin.'  
THE premiere of the latest Matthew Simpa film titled 'Ito Okunrin', directed by Abiodun Bankole, will take place at Sky Cinema, Lekki, Lagos, on December 16, 2022. 

Thursday, 24 November 2022

In Iyase-Odozi's collage, textile, installations, 'Benin Iconography' pulsates

Dr Princess Iyase-Odozi taking some guests through her exhibition at National Museum, Onikan, Lagos...recently.

THREE years on, a solo traveling exhibition by Dr Princess Iyase-Odozi titled Uhunmwen whe Ehinmwen and Master of the Circled Cross in Benin Kingdom continued its show of historical and royal visual contents. In mixed media of paintings, collage as well as textile, the exhibition also featured installations of royal objects.

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Celebrating Christopher Okigbo in 'Songs for the Weaverbirds'

A collage portrait of Christopher Okigbo (magazine cutouts, acrylic on canvas, 38x51cm, dated 2022), by Chime Uchenna


IN art exhibition and poetry contents, as tributes to late Christopher Okigbo (1932-1967) the 2022 edition of Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF), added more energies in celebrating the late literary activist.

Thursday, 17 November 2022

'How to get Onobrakpeya's Harmattan Workshop on UNESCO World Heritage List'

Participants during 'Our Inheritance-What I took from Bruce Onobrakpeya' at Kongi's Harvest Gallery, Freedom Park, Lagos.

FOR its 2022 edition, Lagos Book and Arts Festival (LABAF) celebrated one of Nigeria's modernists, Dr Bruce Onobrakpeya.