FOR A CORONATION TREAT, HOW ABOUT A GLIMPSE OF THESE TIMES?

With a recent glitzy launch at a swanky venue, the Coronation Gallery seems all set to fulfil its objective of “democratising” the art scene. But regaling a segment of the Lagos art community with an exhibition of artworks from the collection of banking mogul Aigboje Aig-Imokhuede is only a right step towards its desired, indeed …

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DISEYE TANTUA AND THE PRECEPTS OF URBAN LIFE

In his recent solo exhibition, the multi-talented Nigeria’s leading pop artist, Diseye Tantua, directs his audience’s gaze to hitherto-ignored nuggets of life at street level, without resorting to incendiary rants. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports ART-LOGUE Of course, there is so much that is engaging about the solo exhibition. But the real success of Diseye Tantua’s Highway Preachers rather …

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MR DANFO AND HIS SKETCHY IMPRESSIONS OF LAGOS STREET STORIES 

With an exhibition nourished by his fixation on his everyday struggles as a Lagosian, the Delta State-born artist Seidougha Linus Eyimiegha – a. k. a. Mr Danfo – celebrates the city’s ordinary people, says Okechukwu Uwaezuoke ARTLOGUE There is indeed a Lagos dream. It’s a dream that, like a magnet, never ceases to attract thousands in …

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WITH A RECENT CELEBRATION OF TWO FEMALE ART LUMINARIES, NIKE ART CENTRE UPS THE ANTE…

  The basis for the celebrations of female artists and their works should transcend mundane comparisons with the efforts of their male counterparts and focus on their more sublime content, says Okechukwu Uwaezuoke ARTICLES A steadily growing attendance at the Nike Art Centre’s last-Sunday-of-the-month Spotlight Art and Artists Review programme lets on to the fact that it is …

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AT THE ABUJA ART FAIR, IT WAS A HARVEST OF TALENTS  

A recent international art fair in Abuja – thanks to a collaboration between the National Gallery of Art (NGA) and the Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) – offers private galleries in the federal capital city a rare opportunity to put their best foot forward, says Okechukwu Uwaezuoke ARTICLES That Thursday, March 17, early afternoon, the festive …

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