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Nimbus Gallery returns with art sale

The re-launch of Nimbus Art Hub will take place this Friday, June 29, with Nimbus Art Sale at Bogobiri, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria.
"Join us as we celebrate the r-elaunch of Nimbus Art Hub. There will be an amazing display of affordable African art, ornaments and furniture, as well as music and drinks on Saturday," reveals the director of the gallery, Chike Nwagbogu.
The three days event will end on Sunday, July 1, 2018. 

BOOK:Christianity and Benin City


THE BENIN – IDAH WAR
The “OKUO ATTA”, as the Edos call this war of five hundred years ago, was caused directly by the first coming of Christianity to Benin. Oba Esigie had accepted to become a Christian king over a people he hoped would follow his example and also accept Christianity. The reason for his decision to embrace this religion was dictated by the prevailing internal politics in Benin at the time.  The politics was dominated by the long-standing struggle for supremacy between himself and his half-brother Prince Idubor, alias Arhuanran, the Enogie of Udo town.


OPINION: The only force against the creation of Nigeria


It is easy to talk about a country and its history but much harder to talk about how it was created, the people now called the Great Benins where a nation of their own recognised in the affairs of the world. We were simply a nation established by a very complex definition of modern organised society presided by the Oba of Benin, as a government with so much emblem of advancement, the Europeans envied our unrivalled civilisation.

Meet the brains behind Lagos Museum of Contemporary Art



The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Lagos, will official open on Saturday, June 23, 2018. MOCA Lagos is taking off from the studio space of Uchay Chima; pending when a permanent location will be secured. It is located at 2 Idowo Ajao Street, Ajao Estate, Anthony Village, Lagos, Nigeria

Why Nwagbara, Uzoma, Raji, Salako, others are called the future masters



The second edition of Generations – Future Masters’ exhibition will open on Saturday, June 30 at Mydrim Gallery, 74B Norman Williams Street S.W. Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria by 4 pm.

What is contemporary and modern art? Frank Ugiomoh answers

Periodising Nigerian Art History: Thoughts on the Words Modern and Contemporary

Mydrim Gallery presents the Future Masters


By Udemma Chukwuma
 painting by Emeka Nwagbara
The second edition of Generations – Future Masters’ exhibition will open on Saturday, June 30 at Mydrim Gallery, 74B Norman Williams Street S.W. Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria by 4 pm.

Periodising Nigerian Art History: Thoughts on the Words Modern and Contemporary


By Professor Frank A. O. Ugiomoh
By Victor Ehikhamenor
In Bruno Latour’s book entitled -We Have Never Been Modern, (6th printing, 2001), he explicitly declared that Europe never had a modern culture. He says that “Modernity [noun, only] point, in one way or another, to the passage of time. The adjective modern designates a new regime, an acceleration, a rupture, a revolution in time” (p 10). The origin of the word Modern from the Latin Modo and means “here and now.” The word Contemporary is of Latin (L) origin; Con is standing for ‘same’ in English and Tempus (L) standing for ‘time.’ In concrete reality, ‘contemporary’ (noun), means same time.

Alexis Galleries starts residency with six artists


“Alexis Galleries is happy to officially announce the maiden edition of its artists in residency, which began on Monday, May 14, 2018,” says the gallery owner, Patty Chidiac-Mastrogiannis, during a media chat which took place recently.

I’m not a cultist, says Jelili Atiku


Jelili Atiku no doubt has done well for himself in the area of performance art.