Lagos, Nigeria – TP-Collective is delighted to announce the second edition of its annual art fair, ART X Lagos. From Friday 3rd November to Sunday 5th November 2017, The Civic Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, will play host to some of Africa’s most sought-after established and emerging artists, and leading galleries.
Last year, the debut edition of ART X Lagos saw 65 artists, drawn from 10 countries in Africa, present works of art across various mediums including painting, sculpture, illustration and photography. Special projects included live art installations, and performances that combined music with visual art. During its 3-day run, over 5,000 visitors attended the art fair, spanning art lovers, enthusiasts, collectors and international observers.
Building on the success of its maiden edition, and continuing with its objective to showcase the best and most innovative contemporary art from the African continent and the diaspora, ART X Lagos in 2017 will host prestigious galleries such as Art House – The Space (Nigeria), SMO Contemporary (Nigeria), Stevenson Gallery (South Africa), Gallery 1957 (Ghana) and Tafeta (United Kingdom), amongst others. The presenting galleries have been chosen by a Selection Committee led by Advisory Board members, N’Goné Fall, the renowned Senegalese curator, art critic and cultural consultant, and Femi Lijadu, one of Nigeria’s most respected art collectors and leading commercial lawyers. The 2017 art fair will also feature curated projects and a talks program, curated by Missla Libsekal, an independent cultural producer and the Founder of Another Africa. In addition the art fair will see the return of ART X Live! a live art and music performance featuring Africa’s most talented rising artists, as well as interactive projects curated by A Whitespace Creative Agency.
Speaking at the announcement of ART X Lagos recently, Tokini Peterside, ART X Lagos Founder, and Director of TP-Collective said, “Our debut art fair in 2016 was an exciting and exhilarating experience that validated our decision to create this vital platform for the growth and increased visibility of African artists and galleries. We are incredibly proud of our achievement, which culminated in visits by over 5,000 visitors to the Civic Centre over 3 days, to see the works of Africa’s most inspiring artists. This would have been impossible without the phenomenal support of the galleries, sponsors and partners, who took a huge leap of faith and committed to support us from ground zero, for which we are most grateful. In just 4 months’ time, we will be opening the doors to the ART X Lagos art fair, and we look forward once again to welcoming a vast and varied local and international audience as we seek to reinforce Lagos’ position as an emergent cultural capital on our continent.”
ART X Lagos 2017 is made possible by the generous, committed support of its sponsors, which includes thus far – Access Bank (Gold Sponsor); Absolut (Silver Sponsor); Stanbic IBTC Pensions, Seven Up and Anap Jets (Bronze Sponsors). ART X Lagos was founded by Tokini Peterside, while its executive team is also supported by an Advisory Board comprised of – Labi Ogunbiyi, Dudun Peterside, Evelyn Oputu, Fatima Wali-Abdurrahman, Femi Lijadu, Jess Castellote, Junaid Dikko, N’Goné Fall and Reni Folawiyo.