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IDENTITIES on Display at Denk Spaces

By our reporter
Take-away packs on canvas by Makata
For one month, 25 artworks of various medium will be on display at Denk Spaces, 13, Uyo Crescent, Off Emeka Anyaoku Street, Area 11, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria.
The exhibition titled Identities will open on Sunday, July 9 and runs through July, 2017. It will feature works by Promise O’nali, Stanley Dudu, Erasmus Onyishi, Obinna Makata and Dada Adedayo.  

Benin Prince to Show Permanent Art Collection

By Udemma Chukwuma
Painting by Emosivbe
 A prince of the ancient Benin kingdom, Prince Omoregbe Erediauwa, is set to display some of his private art collections to the public this June in Benin City. The works, some of which date back to the 18th century, will be on display at the Crown Art Gallery in Benin, the Edo State capital.

At 76, Victor Guitar Boy Uwaifo is UNESCO's Living Treasure

Renowned musician, sculptor and scholar Sir Victor Efosa Uwaifo is United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO’s) Nigerian living human treasure to be celebrated at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France this year.

The project initiated by France-based Nigerian curator Bose Fagbemi will feature a tour exhibition, symposium and music performance in some states in Nigeria before leaving for France, Ghana, United Kingdom, United States, the Caribbean and South Africa. 

It is being organised to celebrate Uwaifo’s achievements and contributions to Nigeria, Africa and the world. The France leg of the tour will hold in October to coincide with the commemoration of the Nigerian Cultural Heritage Week, in collaboration with the Nigeria Embassy in Paris. 
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Challenges Eroding The Nigerian Art Industry

By Ekemelu Nnoli 

It is quite heart wrenching to see how the effects of a poverty mind-set on the one hand and greed on the other are negatively impacting an otherwise promising and vibrant art industry in Nigeria.
I confess that I am relatively new to the art business and hence can probably afford myself a fresher look at things or perhaps take a more revolutionary approach on the subject matter, than others that have been on the scene for longer and have possibly gotten accustomed to and accepted the status quo.