OMENKA GALLERY MAKES THE LIST AS ONE OF WEST AFRICA'S 10 BEST CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERIES

At the forefront of the contemporary art scene in Lagos is Omenka Gallery, a premier institution when it comes to presenting the freshest artistic talent that Nigeria has to offer. From its exhibitions to its international art-fairs, the variety and quality of modern art in Omenka is nothing short of impressive. One of the gallery’s strongest features is its ability to take aspects of Nigerian history and culture – b...


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NEW WORK BY LAKIN OGUNBANWO

From October 8 to 15, WHATIFTHEWORLD will present New Work, the first solo exhibition at the gallery by contemporary Nigerian photographer, Lakin Ogunbanwo.

Working mainly in themes imbibed from fashion photography and classical portraiture, Ogunbanwo‘s portraits are marked with erotic and subversive undertones, usually concealed by foliage, drapery and shadow.

The artist is also successful in employing vibrant flat colour and bold compositions bearing...


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ONE MAN’S TRASH (IS ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE)

From October 6 to 28, selected works from the Danjuma Collection will be presented for the first time at 33 Fitzroy Square, to coincide with the 12th edition of Frieze London.  

The exhibition references the use of found, often discarded material, as well as  the act of collecting and collections more generally.

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure is curated by Joost Bosland and revolves around two themes; the use of found material...


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IKÉ UDÉ’S GLAMOROUS REBELLION

We are pleased to announce the release of our centenary issue, a special edition to commemorate Nigeria’s 100th anniversary.

In this issue...

We feature Ike Udé, artist, writer, publisher/editor of New York-based aRUDE magazine and fashion connoisseur. Udé has graced several covers of high-end fashion magazines and was on Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed list in 2009 and 2012. In the early 1990s, he began using photography to explore issues...


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TCHIF: SIGNS OF LIFE

Out of Africa gallery presents Signs of Life, an exhibition of recent work by leading contemprary Benin artist, Tchif from September 10 to November 2, 2014.

A largely experimental artist, Tchif works with a variety of media and techniques including computer-generated graphics and felt markers. However, his principal interest lies in surface textures and the materiality of his medium. With his hands, he seamlessly incorporates bits of fabric, rope and clay, revealing a tactile...


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A SLICE OF LAGOS

On September 3, A Slice of Lagos, a cinematic journey and photographic exhibition of multicultural 19th century Lagos opened to the public at the Rook & Raven gallery in London. The exhibition runs till September 9. Curator of the show, British-born Nigerian artist Sesu Tilley-Gyado, whose work is also featured in the exhibition observes that several people assume the past, as “black and white” consequently visualizing it like this. She therefore felt the need to capt...


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