AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE: EACH PASSING DAY

Each Passing Day is a retrospective solo exhibition of a 15-year career by award-winning photojournalist, Akintunde Akinleye. The exhibition is organized by LagosPhoto Foundation and runs from April 19 to May 3 at the Red Door Gallery, Lagos. Each Passing Day consists of a careful selection from hundreds of thousands of single images from different documentary projects covering youth and women empowerment, education, street economics and the rapidly transforming landscape in...


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LA REBELLION: CREATING A NEW BLACK CINEMA

The LA Rebellion Films at the Tate Modern runs from April 10 to 25 and consists of a crucial body of work in post-war cinema. Curated by George Clark, Assistant Curator, Film at Tate Modern, the series provides the first opportunity in the United Kingdom, to explore the result of an alternative Black cinema practice established by African and African American filmmakers, who emerged from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) between the 1960s and 1990s. It features wo...


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THE AUCTION ROOM RECORDS IMPRESSIVE RESULTS AT ITS 4TH AFRICAN ART SALE

The Auction Room's fourth African Contemporary & Modern Art Sale saw healthy bidding from collectors across the globe, adding to the increasing awareness of the international African art market, as well as indicating a trajectory of steady growth.

Pascale Marthine Tayou's Home Sweet Home, topped the sale at £31,200. It is a relatively rare example of a standalone mixed media work when compared to his much larger installation pieces we are more acquainted with. Here,...


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AKALAKA: LINES OF DESTINY

From April 19 to July 15, Akalaka: Lines of Destiny, an exhibition of watercolours and sculpture by contemporary Nigerian artists Tayo Adenaike and Obiora Anidi will open at The Wheatbaker, Lagos. Both artists have achieved renown for their work that echoes the interplay between existential perceptions regarding physical form and energy, tradition, as well as the restrictions of culture and society.

The title of exhibition as the curator Sa...


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AFRICA NOW: MODERN AFRICA

On April 22, Director of Sales for African contemporary art at Bonhams, Giles Peppiatt will give a press presentation at Alara in Lagos to address why there has been a significant increase in the value of African art and specifically Nigerian art in recent years. Peppiatt will also be announcing their sale of African art coming up on May 1.

Since Bonhams' inaugural Africa Now auction in 2009, interest in modern and African art has increased dramatically, mirroring the exponen...


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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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