The Ben Enwonwu Foundation Presents the 8th Edition of ‘Point of View’
The Ben Enwonwu Foundation in collaboration with Alliance Française/Mike Adenuga Centre Lagos and Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos, and supported by the Society of Nigerian Artists presents, will on 29 June present the eighth edition of its monthly series of talks ‘Point of View’ (POV). The talks will hold at Alliance Française/Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Themed ‘Preserving Artists Legacies: Foundations, Archives and Generational Art Patronage’, this edition aims to highlight the importance of preserving artists’ estates; including cultural influence and contribution to knowledge.
As custodians of culture, artists portray the times while influencing culture and socio-cultural evolution. This edition therefore seeks to educate Nigerian and African artists on tools including wills and estate plans, to manage, chronicle and preserve their estates to ensure a continuing influence on their art on culture and the society through enlightenment, maintaining authenticity of their work and mission and the development of the visual arts long after their retirement.
The programme is as scheduled below:
‘Authenticating Art Collections through Artists’ Estates by Hannah O’Leary– Director, Head of Modern and Contemporary African Art, Sotheby’s, London
‘Preserving and History: Legacy Planning and Archiving for Artists’ by Bimpe Nkontchou – Managing Principal, W8 Advisory LLP
Panel Discussion: ‘Developing Artists’ Estates and Archives: Strategies, Structures and Challenges’
Ngozi Edozien, Managing Director and Founder, InVivo Partners Limited
Prof Bruce Onobrakpeya MFR, Founder, The Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation
Mr Dotun Sulaiman, Chairman, Arian Capital Management Limited
Mr Ike Chioke, Group Managing Director, Afrinvest West Africa Limited
The panel will be moderated by
Oyinda Fakeye, Artistic Director, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos
*Please note that all COVID-19 protocols will be observed and seating will be limited to ensure social distancing.
This event is proudly supported by the Society of Nigerian Artists, Alliance Française Lagos, Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos, CIL Acquico Ltd, Five Cowries Art Education, Jackson, Etti & Edu, Vanguard, Ventures Platform, BusinessDay, Toff Resources Nigeria Ltd, Connect Nigeria, TSA Contemporary Art Magazine, EKO Trends, Environews Nigeria, The Lagos Weekender, The Sole Adventurer, WildflowerPR and Omenka.
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Registration Link: https://pointofview.ng/pov-8/
Meeting ID: 838 9364 0140
About the Speakers
Hannah O’Leary holds a Master’s degree in history of art with cultural anthropology from Glasgow University. She first joined Sotheby’s in 2005, initially working in the Dublin and Melbourne offices. In 2006, she joined Bonhams in London, where she helped pioneer the first international auctions of South African Art and Modern & Contemporary African Art, becoming Head of Department in 2010. With 10 years’ experience in this field, and having overseen record-breaking sales in both categories, she was delighted to return to Sotheby’s in 2016 to further develop this burgeoning market.
Bimpe Nkontchou is a wealth advisor and keen enthusiast and collector of African art. She is the Managing Principal at W8 Advisory based in Kensington. Established in 2014, the boutique firm provides family, office and asset management services to African HNWs with a strong presence in the UK. Nkontchou was recently included in the list of “100 Women to Watch 2020” as a leading female professional suited for board positions on FTSE companies.
Bimpe Nkontchou is a member of the African Arts Acquisition Committee of Les Amis du Centre Pompidou (Paris, France) and a trustee of the Yinka Shonibare Foundation, founded by the celebrated Nigerian – British artist, to build and support an artists’ residency in Lagos.
Prof. Bruce Onobrakpeya MFR
Bruce Onobrakpeya is one of the most celebrated African artists. He attended the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, now Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria through a federal government scholarship, and belongs to the first generation of graduates from the institution.
His works draw on traditional folklore and mythology, Christianity and events in daily life and has been exhibited across Africa, Europe and America. They can also be found in some of the most significant public and private collections in the world. He is a recipient of numerous awards including the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic. Through his foundation and the annual Harmattan Workshop, he continues to influence generations of young Nigerian artists.
Ike Chioke is the MD of Afrinvest West Africa. He has over 30 years of investment banking experience involving strategic advisory in corporate finance including mergers & acquisitions project/structured finance and debt/equity capital markets activities. His professional experience also cuts across renowned financial institutions including Arthur Andersen and Goldman Sachs.
Chioke has served as Chairman of the FSS 2020 Capital Markets Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He is a member of the Bond Market Steering Committee of the Federal Debt Management Office and also the 1st Vice President of the Association of Issuing Houses of Nigeria. He is presently a Trustee of the American University of Nigeria and National Secretary of the Rhodes Scholarship for West Africa. Ike Chioke is a keen collector and a promoter of the Legacy Restoration Trust, charged with advocating for the repatriation and restitution of the looted Benin bronzes.
Adedotun Sulaiman MFR
Adedotun Sulaiman is the Chairman of Arian Capital Management Limited. A renowned chartered accountant, management consultant and expert in organisational development, enterprise transformation and business process reengineering, he holds a First Class Honours degree in business administration from the University of Lagos and attended the Programme for Management Development at Harvard Business School.
A founding member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Sulaiman is a recipient of several awards including Member of the Order of the Federal Republic and Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Lagos. Dotun Sulaiman is respected as one of Nigeria’s major art collectors.
Ngozi Edozien is the founder and Managing Director of Invivo Partners Limited. She has over 20 years’ experience in finance/private equity, general management and strategy/business development functions with multinational companies in Europe, USA and Africa.
Prior to founding Invivo, Edozien was a Director and Chief Executive, West Africa at Actis LLP and held various roles in Pfizer including Regional Director and Vice President, Planning & Development. She is currently a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Vlisco Group and PZ Cussons Plc. A keen art collector, Ms. Edozien holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and B.A. in social studies (government, philosophy and economics) from Harvard University and Radcliffe Colleges. In addition, she holds an MA from Cambridge University.
About Point of View (POV)
Initiated by The Ben Enwonwu Foundation in collaboration with the Society of Nigerian Artists and supported by Alliance Française /Mike Adenuga Centre Lagos, ‘Point of View’ (POV) is a monthly series of talks interrogating the evolving role of the visual arts in addressing major issues affecting Africa and the rest of the world.
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