CURATORS OF AN AFRICAN RENAISSANCE

MAS­TERS OF THE VIS­UAL ARTS

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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

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