University of Nsukka at 50: Nkoli Ka

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African Artists Foundation and the University of Nsukka will on June 23, 2017, hold a commemorative round table that spans the growth of art in Nigeria and the legacy of the last 50 years. This jubilee celebration is themed Nkoli Ka meaning “recalling is greatest”. According to Chinua Achebe, “It is the story that outlives the sound of war […]

Yaw Owusu: All That Glitters

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From June 29 to August 15, 2017, Gallery 1957 will present All That Glitters by Ghanaian artist Yaw Owusu. Through his socially engaged and visually rich practice, the artist questions the failures of Ghana’s ongoing infrastructural development. Owusu creates sculptural installations that repurpose found objects, shifting the value of otherwise worthless materials into things of […]

Adeola Balogun: Bubbles of Emotions

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From June 17 to July 1, 2017, Omenka Gallery will present Bubbles of Emotions by Nigerian artist Adeola Balogun. The exhibition is inspired by social currents or current affairs. According to Adeola Balogun, “Bubbles of Emotion is a body of work that attempt to reflect on heart-wrenching narratives both at my immediate environmental and at […]

Young Guns

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Circle Art Gallery presents Young Guns by African artists Alex Njoroge, Boniface Maina, Churchill Ongere, David Thuku, Denis Mubiru, Dennis Muraguri, Dickens Otieno, Elias Mun’gora, Emmaus Kimani, Ian Mwesiga, Isaiah Mwangi Maina, Joakim Kwaru, Julian Manjahi, Joseph Waweru, Kaloki Nyamai, Leevans Linyera, Lemek Tompoika, Lincoln Mwangi, Michael Musyoka, Mosoti Kepha,  Mwini Mutuku, Ngugi Waweru, Paul Njihia, Peteros Ndunde, Sydney Mang’ong’o and Waweru Gichuhi, which is currently […]

Ndidi Emefiele: Loud

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Rosenfeld Porcini presents Loud by leading contemporary artist Ndidi Emefiele opned June 9 , 2017. Over the last nine months, the artist has been working on a new compelling body of mixed media works on canvas that will be for the occasion, unveiled across the gallery two-floors. The exhibition will also feature two large-scale paintings that […]

The Prophet’s Library

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Tinney Contemporary presents The Prophet’s Library by African artist Wesley Clark, which is currently ongoing till July 8, 2017. Wesley Clark’s work focuses on the issues faced by African-Americans and the African diaspora. He explores race, politics, and history using various tactile materials. Clark describes The Prophet’s Library as a narratively driven collection of artifacts. His previous show at […]

Quintessence and Visual Explorators Presents “Soulfulness”

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Quintessence Gallery has since 1988 promoted and developed African arts and crafts, creating an excellent platform for local content. The gallery has continued to offer Nigerian visual artists opportunities to promote their works by organising exhibitions and fashion shows at their Lagos-based gallery, and through international shows in Sweden, England, Germany and Ghana. In conjunction […]