ARTX Lagos: The 3rd Edition of West Africa’s Premier Art Fair is happening in Lagos.
Category: Arts | Entertainment
ART X Lagos is the first international art fair in West Africa founded by Tokini Peterside. The fair showcases and supports the breadth of contemporary talent from Africa and its diaspora. It designed to showcase the best and most innovative contemporary art from the African continent and its Diaspora.
Launched in 2016, the art fair has since become a cornerstone of the Lagos art calendar, drawing local patrons and a host of international collectors, curators, and critics annually. Since its debut, ART X Lagos has welcomed over 15,000 visitors to see the works of Africa’s leading established and emerging artists, including representatives of institutions such as the Tate Modern, Zeitz MOCAA, and the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian. These attendees and the satellite exhibitions that have emerged in response to the fair, are undoubtedly indicators of Lagos’ position as a fast-emerging and exciting cultural hub.
In 2018, the fair relaunched the ART X Prize with Access, a prize created to support emerging talent and to contribute to the burgeoning contemporary art sector in Nigeria. The prize provides funding and mentoring support for compelling projects by emerging artists with the potential to propel them beyond the threshold of the local art sector and onto the international stage.
Also, the ArtX live show, a dynamic one-night-only show which intersects music, visual art and live performance, sponsored by Absolut and Budweiser, will bring together the fastest-rising alternative musicians and exciting young artists of the Lagos underground creative scene to deliver an unpredictable sonic and visual performance.
The show will feature Nigerian musicians BOJ and Teni the Entertainer as well as Ghanaian musician Amaarae, who will deliver performances rooted in an exploration of a particular decade.
ART X Live! will hold on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at the Civic Centre in Victoria Island
From Friday 2nd November to Sunday 4th November 2018, the next edition of the ART X Lagos art fair will take place at The Civic Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos. The fair will deliver an exciting program of specially curated projects, talks and live events, to its broad audience of collectors, connoisseurs, cultural practitioners and art lovers.