CURATORS OF AN AFRICAN RENAISSANCE
MASTERS OF THE VISUAL ARTS
This weekend, the world is coming to Lagos. Cognoscenti of the visual art industry: gallerists, collectors, artists, art enthusiasts, leading lights of Africa’s burgeoning creative economy across music, fashion, design, and technology will converge at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island. They are all attending Art X Lagos, West Africa’s first international contemporary art fair, a showcase of what the continent has to offer in painting, installations, sculptures, mixed media from Lagos to Johannesburg.
The fair is only a year old but it has quickly established itself as a must-attend on the calendar of global art events and is touted as a much searchlight that the world needs to see the bottomless talent African artists bring to the global art table – or canvas as it were.
Modupe Fadugba is represented by SMO Contemporary; Alimi is represented by Art 21 Lagos and Olu Amoda is Art 21 Lagos; Lemi Ghariokwu is represented by Bloom Art. Style Correspondent AYODEJI ROTINWA speaks to four of showcasing artists from the fair – all accomplished – who have in the last year and previously captured imagination with their work and the subject matters they choose to address…
OLU AMODA TOKINI PETERSIDE ALIMI ADEWALE MODUPE FADUGBA LEMI GHARIOKWU