Wednesday 4 April 2018

Affordable Art Fair Debuts In Ibadan

One of the art pices  as poster-face of  Affordable Art Fair
The growing trend of art fairs around the world is also getting attention in Nigeria, so suggests a new addition, Affordable Art Fair.
Its maiden edition, according to a statement from the organisers holds on April 20 -23 2018 at the Initiative For Information, Arts and Culture Development in Nigeria, Leventis Building, 54 Magazine Road, Jericho Ibadan. The  statement
added that three day event will open on first day to invited  guests only and, to general public  on subsequent days. 
 "The Affordable Art as an idea came about because Ibadan was once the centre of art and culture and we want to put the city back on the map for art, making it a focus and locus in addition to Lagos, which is densely concentrated," the initiator of the project, Oyinda Adelumola said. "We seek to expand the market for art away from Lagos and bring more people to the art collecting fold.”
  However, it appears that Affordable Art Fair is not exactly using the traditional gaĺleries format that art fairs are known for around the world.  There was no mention of art galleries in the press statement. "The fair will feature works by various artists, established and new including: Victor Ehikhamenor, Adewale Alimi, Ogaga Tuodeinye, Isaac Emokpae, Lateef Olajumoke, Bruce Prins, Joel Arueya, Lawrence Leo, Temidayo Beduru, Obi Chigozie, Anthonia Chinasa, Ato Arinze, Nathalie Djakou Kassi, Tega Akpokona, and Peter Kiladejo."
  Among other features of the fair mentioned  are photography section and "market place." Other highlights include: Talk on Art As An Alternative Asset by Adedotun Sulaiman, renowned art collector and patronii. Spoken Word presentation by Dr.Tony Marinho, poet, medical practitioner and art activist iii. Music Acoustic Set is by Brymo.

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