Raji Bamidele: Ti Oju Ri- An Inquest Into the Perception of Distorted Realities

Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Raji Bamidele is a Nigerian contemporary artist who is largely concerned with the contrast in texture, lighting, as well as with details, creating individual pieces depicting a portion of his plane. The multi-disciplinary approach to his work weaves differing materials and methods belonging both to contemporary and modern art forms, calling into question the existence of time......

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Modupeola Fadugba: Dreams from the Deep End

Gallery 1957, Accra presents Dreams from the Deep End, an exhibition of recent work by contemporary Nigerian artist Modupeola Fadugba. Informed by the artist’s summer residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York, Fadugba explores the social history of communal swimming pools, portraying powerful black figures in water together, within the greater context of visibility, access, and representation. Fadugba’s exhibition,......

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Malick Sidibé: Look At Me
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September 19, 2018

Malick Sidibé: Look At Me

HackelBury Fine Art presents Look At Me, an exhibition of photographs by renowned Malian artist Malick Sidibé. Representing the full range of Sidibé’s artistic practise, this exhibition includes studio portraiture, nightlife photography, and representations of daily life in post-independence Bamako, Mali. In A Ye-ye posing, 1963 Sidibé captures a young man posing with sunglasses and bell-bottom trousers, showing his engagement with ye-ye pop music that was taking off......

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Belvedere Vodka and Celebrated Artist, Laolu Senbanjo Plans Concept Tour in Nigeria

Belvedere Vodka, the premium vodka respected for its taste and character, is excited to announce its global partnership with award-winning, Brooklyn-based performance and visual artist, musician, and activist Laolu Senbanjo. The highly acclaimed Nigerian-born artist has designed a stunning limited-edition bottle to be unveiled during a series of events in Nigeria this September. With an artistic vision to reveal the beauty within each......

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Boris Nzebo: Zombi
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September 18, 2018

Boris Nzebo: Zombi

From October 1 to 19, 2018, Jack Bell Gallery, London will present Zombi, an exhibition of recent work by Cameroonian artist Boris Nzebo. Nzebo explores subjects drawn from his hometown Douala, Cameroon’s largest city. He constructs portraits using detailed studies of traditional African hairstyles, layered with informal snapshots of local neighbourhoods, urban architecture and scenes from daily life. Recent paintings address social and......

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