Supported by Access Bank, African Artists Foundation (AAF) have come with an exciting exhibition with emerging artists including Akintomide Aluko, Edosa Oguigo, Ejoh Wallace, Joseph Fidelis, and Chigozie Obi. AAF is a non-profit organisation that help catapult and support the development of contemporary African art(ists). I've followed Obi's work, via instagram, for a while and I am saddened … Continue reading Collective Renditions: Chigozie Obi
Digital media, specifically Twitter, has seen the birth of movements through the use of hashtags (#). They have been a great format to be succinct in calls for change and recognition and #WeAreNigerianCreatives is one of them. #WeAreNigerianCreatives is a fantastic movement created by Olaloye Bunmi that seeks to break traditional expectations of what a … Continue reading #WeAreNigerianCreatives
To mark their 40th year the giant of contemporary art, October Gallery, begin their celebration by showcasing the wondrous works of one of the biggest faces of contemporary African art, El Anatsui. Anatsui has had, and continues to have, a monumental impact on the artistic landscape, birthing new emerging artists whose mediums draw clear inspirations … Continue reading Material Wonder: El Anatsui
Nigerian art, or rather contemporary African art, is bustling in the industry presently; investments are being made, works are now being sold for millions of dollars, and more artists of African/Nigerian descent are being thrusted into the spotlight. There is a proliferation of fairs that is centred around African art - not the one's within … Continue reading Paving The Way: Classic Nigerian Artists
The night begins with chicken wings in my bag from one of my favourite Vietnamese spots in Holborn, Viet Eat. After 2 or 3 visits into different gallery spaces, I decided that I no longer can go round polluting the VIP bougie air with the smell of wings and so, I desperately get rid of … Continue reading 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair London 2018: Freefall
I've been waiting for an exhibition that would sucker-punch me upon entry this year. An exhibition that would stir a whirlwind of emotions at each turn and, yesterday, I found it. For reasons unknown I had been putting off visiting the Autograph ABP, where Omar Victor Diop's exhibition is up, for a little while; I … Continue reading Omar Victor Diop: Liberty/Diaspora!