DESIGN IS THE PERSONALITY OF AN IDEA

We are all deluded. In the most dangerous ways, the most beautiful ways and the most banal and benign ways, we all exist in a world of our own design, our own creation, our own filter. Built with our beliefs, our histories, our traumas, our consumption, our interactions, our societies, our habits, our opportunities and dreams, we design our own reality.

From July 19 to August 3, 2015, The Female Artists’ development projects will present Design is the Personality ...


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ELSEWHERE

From June 27 to September 10, 2015, Art 21 will present Elsewhere, a group exhibition of painting, photography, sculpture, and collage exploring contemporary notions of fantasy in an interconnected global environment. The exhibition showcases work by leading contemporary artists from Switzerland, Denmark, France, Nigeria and Ghana, who define alternative ways of depicting otherness, not rooted in spatial boundaries but by instability, fluidity, and cross-cultural assimilati...


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WURA-NATASHA OGUNJI: STATUES ALSO LOVE

Statues Also Love is Wura-Natasha Ogunji’s first solo exhibition in London featuring a new series of work inspired from her daily interactions in the urban city of Lagos. The exhibition runs from June 12 to July 18 at 50 Golborne, London and consists of her unique drawing practice of daintily stitched drawings on paper, used to illustrate the unexpected moments of beauty that arise from the constant motion and sounds of the megacity. 

According to the gallery state...


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NOLLYWOOD WEEK PARIS

Considering that Nollywood represents the world’s second largest feature film producing industry at a whopping 1,000 (approx.) films per year, it can pose quite the sifter’s task to identify some of the groundbreaking works of these filmmakers. Amongst many other reasons, this is chiefly why the importance of Nollywood Week cannot be overstated.

The art of filmmaking represents possibly the most multifaceted art form known to us today. From conception to its delivery on the...


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BEN ENWONWU MBE: SEVEN DECADES OF ARTISTIC PRODUCTION

On April 30, 2015, the Gallery of African Art (GAFRA) opened Seven Decades of Artistic Production, a curated exhibition of pencil works, paintings and sculptures by celebrated artist, Ben Enwonwu, regarded as one of the pioneers of modern African art. Providing a glimpse into the artist’s oeuvre, the exhibition also serves as the gallery's official launch in its new Mayfair space.

Sajid Rizvi, publisher of Saffron Books says, “The exhibition is a timely ...


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OLUMIDE ONADIPE: TWIST AND TWIRLS

From May 2 to 16, 2015, the Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos will present Twist and Twirls, an exhibition of recent work by Olumide Onadipe.

Onadipe already well-known for using beads to express himself in cubist fashion, takes a turn to employ processed materials such as plastic bags, wood, glass and metal in a bid to explore the influence of technology on an evolving borderless society, as well as its negative effects on our climate.

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THE VIEW FROM HERE

From May 22 to June 27, 2015, Tiwani Contemporary will present The View From Here, an exhibition of photography featuring works by seven contemporary artists from Africa and the diaspora. The exhibition coincides with Photo London and challenges the status of the photograph as a document, exploring its limitless potential for subjective, fictional and poetic musings. Artists featured are Abraham Oghobase, a Prix Pictet finalist in 2014; Andrew Esiebo, nominated for the prize...


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