RECENT WORKS BY ROM ISICHEI AND KAINEBI OSAHENYE

An exhibition of 35 recent paintings and mixed media works by leading contemporary Nigerian artists Rom Isichei and Kainebi Osahenye opened to the public on March 23 at Temple Muse. Curated by Sandra Obiago, the exhibition is supported by Temple Muse and Ruinart and runs till the end of April.

Rom Isichei’s 15 works are mostly figurative in composition, exploring the society’s self-obsession and excess consumerism while searching for ideal beauty. His large works are somet...


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EMEKA UDEMBA: TOOLS OF CONFLICTS

On March 21, Arthouse-The Space presented Tools of Conflicts, a solo exhibition by contemporary Nigerian artist Emeka Udemba, of recent works in drawing, photography, painting, installation and video. The exhibition runs till April 11 at the Renault Showroom, Victoria Island and outlines Udema’s portrayal of conflict over the years.   

Here, the artist explores media representation of violence, suffering and trauma while tackling issues pertaining to cultural ...


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IREPRESENT MARKS ITS FIFTH INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

The fifth edition of the annual iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival opened on March 19 at the Freedom Park, welcoming 12 international guests from various countries including Germany, United States, United Kingdom, France, Cameroon, Gabon, South Africa, and Kenya. The festival places emphasis on training and skill development for young, aspiring and practicing filmmakers in Nigeria, with a focus on documentary films.  

The festival ran till ...


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AS THE 10TH EDITION OF BAMAKO ENCOUNTERS DRAWS NEAR

Renowned curator and Director, CCA, Lagos, Bisi Silva has recently been appointed Artistic Director of the 10th edition of Bamako Encounters themed TELLING TIME. Founded in 1994, Bamako Encounters is collaboratively produced and organised by Mali’s Ministry of Culture and Institut Français. The biennale is the first and principal international platform dedicated to African photography and lens-based media on the continent. In pursuance of its objective ...


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THE AUCTION ROOM HOLDS ITS SECOND AFRICAN ART SALE

On March 26, 2015, leading auction London-based auction house, The Auction Room will hold its second African Contemporary & Modern Art Sale. The sale comprises of 66 lots with low estimates ranging from only £300 up to £28,000, suitable for both seasoned and younger collectors. It also features a mixture of celebrated modernists such as Ben Enwonwu, Twins Seven Seven, Suzanne Wenger and Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, as well as contemporary artists such as Julien...


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VICTOR EHIKHAMENOR: PAPER WORKS, WORKS ON PAPER

Paper Works: Works on Paper, a solo exhibition by leading contemporary artist Victor Ehikhamenor opened on March 19. The exhibition will run till May 14, 2015 and is organized by Constant Capital in collaboration with The Life House.

Ehikhamenor’s art is characterized by abstract and symbolic elements, drawing from the duality of African traditional religion and the interception of Western beliefs, memory and nostalgia. Like his previous series, Paper Works: Works o...


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THAT ART FAIR DEBUTS IN CAPE TOWN

On February 27, 2015, ARTsouthAFRICA launched THAT ART FAIR, a curated and affordable art fair with the sole objective to provide a platform for emerging and established African artists who work under the radar and differ from their counterparts. The fair ran till March 1 alongside the Cape Town Art Fair, GUILD Design Fair, and the Design Indaba Expo.

THAT ART FAIR aims at building new young audiences and collectors in Africa while making art entert...


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