LIKE BEACONS OF LIGHT, THE ANNUAL HARMATTAN WORKSHOPS ANIMATE AGBARHA-OTOR

The 14-acre Harmattan Workshop venue in Agbarha-Otor, Delta State, is home to both tangible and intangible treasures, Okechukwu Uwaezuoke discovers ARTICLES Twin shafts of light seemingly appeared out of nowhere, magically illuminating the deepening darkness. A swarm of children, chattering excitedly and trailed by a lone adult, rushed forward towards this previously unseen spectacle. This was what …

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PRIMED FOR SUCCESS, MICHAEL IGWE STOMPS ONTO THE GLOBAL STAGE

All eyes are on the young emerging Nigerian artist, Michael Igwe, who is featured as the only artist in Rele Gallery-powered first-ever Nigerian presence in Art Basel. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports ART-LOGUE   That has to be a human figure in the painting. At the moment, it doesn’t appear to matter if it’s male or female. It is virtually …

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FOR JIMOH AKOLO, AN UNSUNG HERO, HERE IS ONE WAY TO ROLL OUT THE DRUMS

There are other reasons, besides his brief connection with the Zaria Art Society, why the reticent octogenarian artist Jimoh Akolo merits a seat of honour among Nigeria’s top modern and contemporary artists, says Okechukwu Uwaezuoke EXHIBITION Even after more than a half-century of hosannas, the aura surrounding the Zaria Art Society’s titans does not appear to …

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IMAGES THAT ELOQUENTLY EXPRESS THE STIRRINGS OF AN INNER WORLD

VISUAL ARTS Okechukwu Uwaezuoke Over 30 works, brimming with suppressed emotions, are currently on display in TAAG Gallery’s monthlong online solo exhibition, which opened on Tuesday, February 1 and will conclude on Monday, February 28. These works, which are essentially paintings, were produced by Lateef Olajumoke, a self-described multidisciplinary Nigerian artist, between 2019 and 2021. …

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