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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EL ANATSUI WINS VENICE BIENNALE GOLDEN LION

Leading contemporary Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui has been named winner of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 56th Venice Biennale. The Nigeria-based artist will receive the award on May 9, 2015 at ca’ giustinian, the historic headquarters of la biennale di venezia during the inauguration of the biennale.

This decision was made by the biennale’s Board of Directors upon the recommendation of Okwui Enwezor, curator of this year’s biennale. “...


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TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES 2015

On April 24, the Lacey Contemporary Gallery in collaboration with Aabru Art opened Transcending Boundaries 2015. Curated by Anshu Bahanda, the exhibition features paintings and sculpture by 35 West African artists.

Many of the artists like Kehinde Sanwo are exhibiting for the first time in the UK. His oil painting Tribal Influence (2015) is part of a series illustrating the influence of traditional art from African on Pablo Picasso, widely acclaimed as the father of ...


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BONHAMS RESTRUCTURES AFRICA NOW SALES

Leading London-based auction house, Bonhams has resolved this year to restructure its Africa Now auction into two sections in a bid to reach collectors and museums across the world. The first section of the auction, Africa Now – Modern Africa will begin with its first sale on May 20, 2015 at Bonhams in London and will feature post-war modern art from Africa by celebrated artists including Ben Enwonwu, Yusuf Grillo, Malangatana Ngwenya, Ablade Glover, Amon Kotei, Kolade Oshinowo Suz...


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David Adjaye: Form, Heft, Material

The exhibition Form, Heft, Material continues at haus der kunst, and is the most extensive career survey of architect David Adjaye. The exhibition allows visitors to physically explore over 45 projects via drawings, models, sketches, films, and large-scale fragments of projects – that highlight Adjaye’s architectural sensibilities.

Form, Heft, Material is divided into six sections: inspirational drawings and materials; small-scale monuments like the acces...


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