Over 9,000 Guests For Art X Lagos! Check Out Photos

Rapper Poe performing at ART X Live! with Absolut.Performer Wavy The Creator at ART X Live! with Absolut.Ben Enwonwu, MBE - ‘seven wooden sculptures commissioned by the Daily Mirror in 1960’ courtesy of the Access Bank private collection.Dipo Doherty at the Live Art Studio, curated by A Whitespace Creative Agency.Olalekan Jeyifous’ danfo-style ‘Colouring Bus’At independent exhibiting artists Lakin Ogunbanwo and Oluseye’s booth with Ty Bello.Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby and moderator Tayo OgunbiyiSpeakers Ed Keazor and Stacy Hardy.Genevieve Nnaji. In view work by Kainebi Osahenye at the Arthouse Contemporary booth.His Highness the Emir of Kano and ART X Lagos Founder Tokini Peterside at the fair

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Last weekend, ART X Lagos celebrated its second edition showcasing an exciting programme of exhibitions, talks, performances and presentations at The Civic Centre in Victoria Island.

At independent exhibiting artists Lakin Ogunbanwo and Oluseye’s booth with Ty Bello.

Over 9,000 visitors attended this year’s fair bringing the event to a successful close on Sunday 5th November 2017.

Over the course of three days, there were several highlights including a groundbreaking conversation with 2017 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Njideka Akunyili Crosby, a powerful performance by Wura-Natasha Ogunji, and the high-energy showcase themed ‘Electric Africa: the Digital Orchestra’ at ART X Live!

History was re-lived in the present through the captivating presentation of Ben Enwonwu’s ‘seven wooden sculptures’, courtesy of the Access Bank private collection, and through poignant discussions on the importance of art and memory within the context of FESTAC ‘77 and the work of Lemi Ghariokwu.

(Check out highlights from the event in the slides above)

Ben Enwonwu, MBE – ‘seven wooden sculptures commissioned by the Daily Mirror in 1960’ courtesy of the Access Bank private collection.

ART X Lagos was truly a memorable experience that we hope you enjoyed as much as we did.

We would like to thank all the participating galleries, artists, sponsors, partners and visitors who contributed to the success of our 2017 edition.

As we begin preparations for our next edition, you can relive and revisit the fair through our social media pages. Stay tuned for more highlights from our 2017 edition!

ART X Lagos would like to thank the 9,000 local and international visitors who attended this year’s edition. Your support and enthusiasm has affirmed our commitment to provide this global platform for contemporary African art right here in Lagos.

Performer Wavy The Creator at ART X Live! with Absolut.

Thank you to the 14 galleries, and more than 60 artists from 15 African countries and the Diaspora, who participated in our exemplary programme of exhibitions, performances, installations and conversations over three days.

A special thank you to our Gold Sponsor Access Bank, Silver Sponsor Absolut, our Bronze Sponsors, Stanbic IBTC, Anap Jets and 7up, and all other sponsors. We would also like to thank our media and hospitality partners for their contribution to the success of ART X Lagos this year. We are humbled by the commitment shown to the art industry from all our supporters.

Check out highlights from the event in the slides above.

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