Saturday 6 April 2024

'Next of Kin Series 6' opens with 'Renewed Hope', continental expansion

From left, Obehi Ojeaga, General Manager NMT; Chief Olorogun Jeff Ajueshi, Founder Thought Pyramid; Ovie Omatsola, exhibition director at Thought Pyramid; and Ikemefula Chikwendu, Assistant General Manager NMT during the Press Lagos. 
THE Thought Pyramid Art Centre has announced the grand opening of the sixth edition of its Next of Kin Art Competition and Exhibition. Themed Renewed Hope, with a rider The Continental Season," the 6th edition marks a departure from tradition by extending its scope beyond Nigeria.

Thursday 4 April 2024

Sharjah Biennial 16 artists list, curatorial framework

Natasha Ginwali (left), Megan Tamati-Quennell, Zeynep Öz, Alia Swastika and Amal Khalaf.  Photo: Danko Stjepanovic

THE Sharjah Biennial 16, which holds from 16 February–15 June 2025, has its first major announcement. Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) announces its initial selection of artists participating in the sixteenth edition of Sharjah Biennial (SB16).

Wednesday 3 April 2024

Sacred Art of Odu Ifa…' by Lekan Babalola

A new book on Ifa by the Grammy Award-winning musician-philosopher, Olalekan Babalola, will be formally unveiled on April 13, 2024 at the Kongi’s Harvest Art Gallery, Freedom Park, Lagos.

Saturday 30 March 2024

Brushstrokes of fragile mastery

'The Human and her White Halo' (oil and acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30inches, dated 2023) by Olamide Adesola.

FROM cave painting era to modern, postmodern and contemporary periods, portrait art has proven to be the most resilient form of representational expression. Despite its resilience, portrait art in 21st century contemporary period appears to have been reconstructed, and perhaps, deconstructed by artists of radical expressions, including Olamide Adesola.

Friday 29 March 2024

'Enwonwu: A Continued Legacy' connects Tutu, Ooni in new royal series

'Beauty and Morality II' (oil on canvas, 153 X 105cm, dated 2023) by Oliver Enwonwu.

IN a joint exhibition titled Enwonwu: A Continued Legacy, the son of the late modernist, Oliver Enwonwu revisits one of his father's most iconic paintings, Tutu. 

Wednesday 20 March 2024

Edozie in 'Gathering' of multifaceted artistic expressions

ARTIST, curator, conservator and community activist, George Edozie, will be showing his solo art exhibition titled Gathering from March 25t to May 30, 2024 at the Wheatbaker, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Tuesday 12 March 2024

Translucent S.I. Communication



Translucent Services Incorporation Communication (T S I), is a Lagos, Nigeria-based Media Relation agency and Art Advisory company. Translucent S I is founded as a publicity and art/culture management company for corporate and individual clienteles.

MEDIA MANAGEMENT: We build corporate brand(s) with strategic marketing communication skill via the mass media, by using leading newspapers, magazines, journals, Radio, TV and online outlets.

 ART/CULTURE ADVISORY: We consult for art collectors to ensure that their collection have the timelessness to sustain investment drive and passion. With our experience in tracking the African art market, in Nigeria and Europe, we are capable of guiding collectors to make the right choice and at the right timing.

CREATIVE INDUSTRY: We offer publicity advisory as well as design and execute Media Plan for art galleries, museums, cinemas, TV, Music, Theatre, Art events and Literary projects.            

OUR REACH: Although based in Lagos, Nigeria, Translucent S.I. has the strength to reach targets across West Africa and beyond. We offer publicity service to all sectors, across art/culture economy and other non-creative sectors.              

OUR SPREAD: Translucent S. I. also conceptualizes and organises arts/culture as well as tourism-related events for corporate and individual clienteles. Such areas of focus include Visual Arts, Design, Book publishing, Film, Music, TV and Radio, among others.

Sunday 10 March 2024

How Orimolade created thematic waves with '4939', 'Lagos Biennale'

IN the art hub of Lagos Island, where a major solo exhibition and biennial, held within 3.5 kilometres distance apart, it was a rare double for one artist. 

Thursday 7 March 2024

From Casablanca Art School '...Postcolonial Avant-Garde 1962–1987' opens in Sharjah

'Untitled', dated 1977, by Mohammed Chabãa.

AFTER its acclaimed showing at Tate St Ives, organised in partnership with Sharjah Art Foundation, Casablanca Art School: Platforms and Patterns for a Postcolonial Avant-Garde 1962–1987, the first major museum exhibition of works of the School, has now opened in Sharjah and will be on view until 16 June 2024. 

Wednesday 28 February 2024

Process, documentation for 3D artistry of 'Sculptors Odyssey' at AMIAF 2024

Yusuf Durodola, curator of AMIAF 2024.

THEMED 'Sculptors Odyssey', the 2024 edition of Artmiabo International Art Festival (AMIAF) has been described as an exhibition showcasing processes, documentation, and  presentations of masterpieces sculptures. Again, as it was in its previous two editions, AMIAF 2024 will be showcasing artists from Africa and other parts of the world. 

Saturday 24 February 2024

From bronze casting ancestry, Omodamwen's Beyond Mimesis, brings fresh sculpture

'Trance' (bronze, H60, W24 D60cm, dated 2023), by Kelly Omodamwen.

OVER six years after sculptor, Kelly Omodamwen synergised spark plugs and art, he is exhibiting the importance of history through his contemporary style, technique and theme, built on the background of Benin bronze ancestry.

Monday 19 February 2024

Celebrating traditional, modern carving of Adebayo at ArtMiabo

Adebisi Adebayo.

THE 2024 edition of ArtMiabo International Art Festival (AMIAF) has listed sculptor, Adebisi Adebayo, among the exhibiting artists and special recognition awardees.

Friday 9 February 2024

For Balogun, Sculptor's Odyssey Award of ArtMiabo 'apt, timely'

Dr Adeola Balogun.

THE 2024 edition of ArtMiabo International Art Festival (AMIAF), themed Sculptor's Odyssey seemed to be gathering more steam as a unique exhibition of medium-specific event. One of the exhibiting artists and awardees, Dr Adeola Balogun spoke about the importance of Award dedicated to sculpture, among other related-factors concerning sculptors.