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ART X Lagos to feature 60 artists and...

By Udemma Chukwuma
Painting by Polly Alakija
Thirteen leading international art galleries has been selected for the 2017 edition of ART X Lagos.
The art fair will feature over 60 artists from 14 countries across Africa and the Diaspora. The organisers, TP-Collective, said that the art fair will take place at the Civic Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, from the 3rd to 5th of November 2017.
The November 3rd event will include an invitation-only VIP Preview, after which the art fair will open to the public from Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th November 2017.

Now in its 2nd year, ART X Lagos is the premier international art fair in West Africa, which is committed to increasing the visibility of Africa’s most innovative artists, and widening Nigeria’s connection to the contemporary art scene across Africa internationally. After the success of its 2016 maiden edition, which drew an audience of over 5,000 people, this year’s edition promises to be even more dynamic, as much of the 2016 program structure returns, with new, vibrant content aimed at reaching a wider audience. The 2017 edition of ART X Lagos will include exhibiting galleries and artists, special curated projects, a programme of talks, the ART X Prize, and a music show – ART X Live!
The 13 Exhibiting Galleries include: 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), and Tiwani Contemporary (United Kingdom). These prestigious galleries were chosen by a Selection Committee, led by N'Goné Fall, the renowned Senegalese curator, art critic and cultural consultant, and Femi Lijadu, one of Nigeria's most respected art collectors.

L-R: Head, Strategic Brand Manager, Access Bank PLC, Amaechi Okobi;  Founded/Director, ART X Logos, Tokini Peterside; Advisory Board Member,  ART X Lagos, Femi Lijadu; and Marketing Director, Pernod Ricard  Nigeria, Craig Van Niekerk, at a press announcement of the  2017 edition of ART X Lagos, yesterday in Lagos, Nigeria. 
Some of the artists who will be participating in this year’s edition are: Nigerian-born, British-based, 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). In addition, ART X Lagos has invited four independent artists to present a curated selection of their own works: Polly Alakija, Rom Isichei, Lakin Ogunbanwo and Oluseye.
A programme of talks, also curated by Missla Libsekal, will include artist talks with Njideka Akunyili Crosby, the Nigerian-born LA-based artist recently shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize 2017, and Lemi Ghariokwu, the mastermind behind Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti’s album artwork.
ART X Lagos was founded by Tokini Peterside, while its executive team is also supported by an Advisory Board comprised of - Labi Ogunbiyi, Dudun Peterside, Evelyn Oputu, Fatima WaliAbdurrahman, Femi Lijadu, Jess Castellote, Junaid Dikko, N’GonĂ© Fall, Papa Omotayo and Reni Folawiyo.
ABOUT ART X LAGOS: Was launched in 2016. ART X Lagos is West Africa's first international art fair which was designed to showcase the best and most innovative contemporary art from the African continent and diaspora, and to widen Nigeria's connection to the art scene across Africa and internationally. Through its contribution to the increased visibility of African artists, ART X Lagos aims to reinforce the visual arts as an important component of the creative industry in Nigeria and Africa, and to position Lagos as an emergent cultural capital on the continent.

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