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Visual Art

Lagos Biennial

A Biennial For Lagos

NAOMI NDUBUEZE Lagos is set to witness the first edition of the Lagos Biennial of contemporary art which is organized by the Akete Art Foundation from the 14th October to 22nd December 2017 in six different venues across Nigeria. With the theme “Living on the Edge”, the biennial aims to…

Victor Ehikhamenor - A Biography of the Forgotten, 2017_

Nigeria At Venice Art Biennale

Nigerian artists are putting a good show at the 2017 edition of the Venice Biennale. The Nigerian Pavilion will host the works of some of Nigeria’s most prominent contemporary artists, including painter Victor Ehikhamenor, sculptor Peju Alatise and choreographer Qudus Onikeku. The exhibition, curated by Adenrele Sonariwo and Emmanuel Iduma,…

Self Portrait by Ben Osawe

Iconic 1960s Art Pieces

The Late 1950s and early 1960s witnessed in Nigeria art history the beginning of radical revolution in visual art. The periods witnessed a change of art style from ancient traditions as artists jettisoned western style realistic approach to execution of artwork. Here, BEATRICE ISOLA, highlights some interesting pieces from the…