|Prince Yemisi Shyllon (middle), receiving his certificate of BoT, ScAN from Adeola Balogun, Programmes Coordinator; Olojo Kosoko, Chairman, SNA, Lagos' Mutiu Yusuf, Asst Gen Sec, SNA, Lagos Chapter; and Andrew Akinbodewa, Fin Sec, ScAN.|
Saturday, 1 May 2021
Monday, 26 April 2021
|Iyoba or Queen Mother, a Benin origin sculpture (ivory pendant, 16th century) acquired by The Met Museum, New York. Pic: The Met.|
Twice, in less than one year, separate courts in U.S. have affirmed the powers of countries to assert ownership and control of suspected illicitly acquured art. Also, in Europe, a post-war chatter set up to track and recover collections looted by the Nazi is still effective till date.
Sunday, 18 April 2021
Friday, 16 April 2021
|Babatunde Adeogun's 'Eve Guilt' (oil on canvas, 1010 x 101|
Saturday, 10 April 2021
|Christian Allison's 'Expression' (pastel and charcoal on canvas (122cm x 91 cm).|
Tomorrow, Sunday, April 11, 2020, Ikechukwu Ezeigwe and Christian Allison have a date with Lagos art lovers. The artists will show the quality that won each of them Over All Best at Next of Kin art competition in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
Friday, 9 April 2021
|From Olajide Salako, a painting titled The Goal Getters I - Dambe series, (acrylic on canvas, dated 2020-21, 44 x 71 inches).|
THE resilience of fine art, specifically, painting on canvas, keeps pulsating as four artists, regrouped on a fresh platform.
Olufemi Oyewole, Oluwafunke Oladimeji, Olajide Salako and Raji Mohamed are the artists whose group exhibition titled Fourtune opens tomorrow, Friday, April 10 at Mydrim Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos. The artists’ Fourtune is a platform generated from the previous gatherings that featured quite many other diverse artists.
Saturday, 3 April 2021
CATPC members (from left) Olele Mulela Mabamba, Huguette Kilembi, Mbuku Kimpala, Jeremie Mabiala, Jean Kawata, Irene Kanga, Ced’art Tamasala and Matthieu Kasiama (still from White Cube, Renzo Martens).
Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Sunday, 28 March 2021
Saturday, 27 March 2021
|Ifeanyi Amadi. Pic: c/o Ifeanyi Amadi,|
AFTER getting inspiration of resistance from the 1979 Iranian Revolution, Ifeanyi Amadi has some thoughts to share. From being a student at University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, in post-Iranian revolution, to his passion in patriotism towards change for his country, Amadi seemed to have something in common with the late Ayatollah of Iran and other icons of revolt across the world.
Friday, 26 March 2021
|A paining titled 'Dauntless' (oil on canvas, 1110x100 cm, dated 2019), from Dr John Oyedemi's Talking Canvases. Pic: c/o Alexis.|
TITLED Talking Canvases, Dr John Oyedemi's solo exhibition, which opens from tomorrow, Saturday March 27, showing till April 3, 2021 at Alexis Galleries, Akin Okugbade Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, generates quite some depth of conceptualisation, so suggests reviews by the artist's colleagues.
Saturday, 13 March 2021
FROM volumes of scholarly researches written by Africans and non-Africans, there is no doubt that the ancestry of the Yoruba people had link to either an ancient Nile tribe or that of the Middle East.
Words similarities of Yoruba with either variant of colloquial or modern Arabic languages are some of the contents that link ancient Nile and Middle East with the southwest Nigerian people as well as their 'cousins' along some countries in West Africa. More of interest is the fact that the name, Yoruba, either in writing or pronunciation, have been found to share some commonalities with phrases or words of Arabic origins. Such examples include 'Ya-aruba', 'Ya'rub', Yauba, 'Yuuba' among others that confirm the Yoruba people's Nile and Middle East links.
Sunday, 7 March 2021
| 'Africa Culture III', by Ayoola Onovo, (acrylic and
watercolour on water colour paper. 2021). Pic: c/o Alexis Galleries.|
WHEN nine female artists converge for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021, in Lagos, quite a mix of fledging and hidden contemporary energies will be on display.