From the 4th of November through the 6th of November, at The Civic Center, Victoria Island, the world will be treated to a different kind of art experience hosted in Lagos; created by Tokini Peterside’s TP-Collective –Art X Lagos.
ART X Lagos is a platform designed to deepen Nigeria’s connection to the contemporary art scene in Africa and the rest of the world. It seeks to inspire Nigerians, bring the international art world to Lagos, and place the city of Lagos as a cosmopolitan destination on the global cultural map.
With a goal to contribute to an increased visibility of contemporary artists, the art fair will feature works from at least 47 artists from all over Africa including Victor Ehikamenor, Latifah Idriss, Ade Adekola, Kainebi Osahenye, Olu Ajayi, Mohamed Diagabate, Ben Ibebe, Babatunde Olatunji, Kudzanai Chiurai, Lemi Ghariokwu, Jeremiah Quarshie, Tayo Quaye, and Taye Idahor.
Speaking at the official press launch, Tokini Peterside, director of Art X Lagos and founder of TP- Collective, said: “I am encouraged by the interest and support we have received so far from all partners. This affirms our decision to go ahead with the project. As Nigeria and its neighbouring countries seek to diversify and expand their economies, our investment in the creative industry via ART X Lagos, offers a vital platform for growth and increased visibility, to artists and galleries”.
Besides the exhibition of work from the featured artists, the fair will also feature live art performances and installations from the some of the drivers of the contemporary visual art scene in Nigeria like Uthman Wahaab, Yadichinma, Osi Itegboje, Wura Natasha-Ogunji and Tunde Alara. And to add even more spice to the already impressive line up of events, the live art performances will be accompanied by live music from Nigerian contemporary music acts Simi, Vector, Ikon, and Poe.
In line with its strategic goal of widening Nigeria’s connection to the international art scene and providing extra visibility for the visual art talents that Nigeria has to offer, Art X Lagos is free to attend by registration here.
Enjoy photos from the official Press launch of the fair below: