ART X Lagos is back! On Tuesday in Lagos, Founder and Director Art X Lagos; Tokini Peterside, unveiled to the press, 13 leading international art galleries selected for the 3-day event.
With more than 60 artists from 14 countries across Africa and the diaspora, there will be an overload of visual creativity, as well as networking with the high and mighty of the global arts community and society.
Launched in 2016, the aim of the international art fair is to showcase the best and most innovative contemporary art from the African continent, and also widen Nigeria’s connection to the art scene across Africa and globally.
After the first edition, which drew about 5000 people, the 2017 edition promises to be even more fascinating, with new, vibrant content aimed at reaching a wider audience. Exhibiting galleries will be featured this year, alongside artists, specially curated projects, a programme of talks, the ART X Prize, and a music show – ART X Live!
A few remarkable artists expected to grace the occasion amongst the 2017 line-up include , globally renowned artist and sculptor Yinka Shonibare MBE, as well as Zanele Muholi (South Africa), Jeremiah Quarshie (Ghana), Modupeola Fadugba (Nigeria), Nandipha Mntambo (Swaziland), Virginia Chihota(Zimbabwe), Boris Nzebo (Cameroon), Babajide Olatunji(Nigeria), Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum (Botswana), Amadou Sanogo (Mali) and Portia Zvavahera (Zimbabwe).
The 13 exhibiting galleries chosen for the 2017 edition are:
- Art House – The Space (Nigeria)
- Bloom Art (Nigeria),
- Fondation Donwahi (Ivory Coast)
- Gallery 1957 (Ghana),
- Galerie Atiss (Senegal)
- Gallery MAM (Cameroon),
- Nubuke Foundation (Ghana)
- Retro Africa (Nigeria),
- Signature Beyond (Nigeria)
- SMO Contemporary (Nigeria),
- Stevenson Gallery (South Africa)
- TAFETA (United Kingdom)
- Tiwani Contemporary (United Kingdom).
ART X Lagos will take place from the 3rd to 5th of November 2017 at The Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.