FOR the second year running, International Art Expo Lagos, which has been prospectively seen as Africa’s largest art show seemed to have been stunted by inadequate funding and crack in the leadership of the galleries owners.
When the event opened yesterday, at its regular venue, National Museum, Onikan Lagos some of the key members of AGAN did not participate.
|Visitors viewing the works at International Art Expo Lagos 2012 at National Museum, Onikan Lagos.|
One of the founding members of AGAN Moses Ohiomokhare who is also the curator of Quintessence Gallery, Falomo ikoyi, disclosed to me through SMS, that the boycott of the opening by members was aimed at demonstrating their lack of trust in the leadership of the galleries’ umbrella body. “We are not satisfied with the plan of the current executive to perpetuate its stay in power even when we all agreed it was time for a change. Plans will unfold within the week about how to effect changes in the leadership. Our not being present at the opening was to demonstrate our protest.”
Full report soon.