One of West Africa’s largest art fairs, Art X Lagos, is back for its second installment with bigger and bolder offerings. The three day event running from November 3 to 5 will showcase contemporary African art from 15 countries and feature 14 galleries representing African artists on the continent and the diaspora.
“This year we have more international galleries,” Tokini Peterside, founder and director of Art X Lagos, says. “We’ve added a gallery from the UK, Cameroon, Senegal and Ivory Coast [to the initial list of galleries from] Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Mali. So there’s greater diversity across Africa and the Diaspora.”
Though the fair’s format remains unchanged, with the talk programs, collaborative performances between artists and musicians and the Instagram contest Art X Prize all making a comeback, several new additions were made. Guests will be treated to two art videos in the screening room as well as curated projects loosely based on the theme of the artist as citizen. Read more