Thursday, 6 April 2017

Ofili Boosts Art Of Nigerian Descents at 57th Venice Biennale


The presence of art of Nigerian descents increases at the 57 th Venice Biennale as British artist, Chris Ofili shows his first exhibition at Victoria Miro Venice.

Scheduled to open during the Vernissage for the 57th Venice Biennale, the exhibition entitled Poolside Magic is returning Ofili to the city after his presence twice in 2003 and 2015.

  Recall that with the exhibition titled Within Reach, the artist represented Britain at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003. And at the 56 th edition of the event, in 2015, his paintings were among All The World’s Futures, directed by another Nigerian, Okwui Enwezor.
Nigeria is mounting the country's debut National Pavilion at the 57th Venice Art Biennale with the works of artists, Victor Ehikhamenor and Peju Alatise as well as performance artists Qudus Onikeku and Jelili Atiku.

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