Our #WCW is Nigerian artist Modupeola Fadugba (@modupeola.fadugba) captured here championing the #ARTXLagos cause over at Art Dubai at the Gallery 1957 (@gallery1957) booth.
#ARTXLoves: 'Cowboy Angel III' by Yinka Shonibare (shonibarestudio) from the Cowboy Angels series, 2017.
A series of woodcuts with fabric collage on Somerset tub sized sating 410gsm paper. These prints were made in collaboration with Alan Cristea Gallery (@alancristea) and showed this past week at The Amory Show (@thearmoryshow). Yinka Shonibare's 'Wind Sculpture (SG) I' installation is now on view at the Doris C Freedman Plaza in Central Park, New York.
#ARTXReads: Dandy Lion by Shantrelle P. Lewis (2017). The Black Dandy and Street Style.
Dandy Lion presents and celebrates individual dandy personalities, designers and tailors, movements and events that define contemporary dandyism. A traveling curatorial initiative by Lewis.
#ARTXLoves: Cookie Jar #1 from the series :Sights and Sounds" by Niyi Olagunju (@adeniyiolagunju)| Hand blown glass gourd with gold leaf threaded "shekere' seeds.
Nigerian Artist Niyi Olagunju's "Music to the Eyes" exhibition opens today at TAFETA (@art_tafeta) which features the West African percussion instrument, popularly known in the South West of Nigeria as "Shekere", as well as pods of "Ekpiri' seeds woven into a sculptural installation.
Scroll to see the highlights from our gallery visit in Lagos at The Ayeni Collection | A Tafeta project space
#ARTXLoves: ‘The Broken Sax of Abami Eda’, Dotun Popoola, 1998.
Nigerian artist Dotun Popoola's (@dotunpopo) exhibition 'Irin Ajo' opens tomorrow at Signature Beyond Art Gallery (@signatureandsogal) in #Lagos. An exploration into his journey as a sculptor, the exhibition will feature a series of Popoola's welded hybrid sculptures created primarily from scrap metal. Rich in detail, the discarded parts are given new life by Popoola as they are transformed into highly ornamented sculptures that draw connections between consumption, waste, and the environment, while reflecting facets of Nigerian traditions, culture and history.
The exhibition runs from 24 February - 10 March, 2018.