Sunday, 28 August 2016

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Saturday, 31 January 2015

rele a new artistic destination in Lagos

5 Military Street, Onikan Lagos
www.rele.co

rele was conceived as a response to an innate and unexplainable love for the arts. This love extends and cuts across various artistic mediums and platforms, thereby creating a constant desire to seek, develop and promote collaborations.

With rele, every artist that is encountered and nurtured is the STAR. The artist exudes qualities that needs to be seen and felt, because of what use is a gift if it is not shared?

rele is home to the artist who needs a safe place while daring to be different, home to the artist that is versatile and evolving, home to the artist who quite simply just wants to create.

The mission here is to build the gap between the artist and the rest of the world.

Catch the maiden exhibition through the month of February 2015 featuring:

Taye Quaye Joe Amenechi Osione Itegboje Kayode Adegbola Zainabu Jalio Tunde Kelani Victor Ehikhamenor Taiye Idahor Wole Lagunju

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

African Fashion Photography Exhibtion


African Fashion Photography Exhibition

If you are into fashion designs, Accessories, bloggers, fabrics, magazines, online, brands, makeup Artists and Photography.

African fashion exhibition is the avenue to sell and promote your brand into different platform

Hurry now and get your forms at:

Friends Club, Silverbird galleria

Silverbird Cinema, Victoria Island and Ikeja

Ozone cinema, Yaba

Genesis deluxe, Lekki


The exhibition fair  holds on Saturday 7th February, 2014.

For sponsorship& advert booking call: 08189538165.

Official Media Sponsor: MUSIC AFRICA, SILVERBIRD TV, RHYTHMFM, & SILVERBIRD CINEMA

 Media Partner:SOUNDCITY, HIPTV, NTA,TVC, ONTV,LIVE BEAT,BEATFM,COOLFM,WAZOBIAFM,CLASSICFM,NAIJAFM,LINDA IKEJI&BELLA NAIJA,OZONE CINEMA,GENESIS DELUXE .

This Events Is Brought To You by: Friends Club and Occasions&Events

Powered By: Mattson Photography

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Make We Do 3 Day Performance



3 Day Performance
Lagos, Nigeria
January 26 - 28, 2015
Conference
Speakers: Oladayo AKANBI, Jelili Atiku, Marie Gavois and Michel Klöfkorn,
Venue: Yusuf Grillo Auditorium, School of Art and Printing,
Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria

Date: Monday January 26, 11.00am

Performances
Artists: Adedapo Micheal ADEDEJI, Adedumola Cecilia ADENIRAN, Adekunle Rafiu ALIMI, Akintomide ADESEMOYE, Anthony Uchenna AJAERO, Akinkunmi BECKLEY, Augustus, Burns EFFIOM, Clement AGHOLOR , Chetachukwu OKWARACHUKWU, David Otobo JOSEPH, Jelili ATIKU, Marcellina OSEGHALE, Marie GAVOIS, Michael Onimisi OTARU, Michel KLÖFKORN,
Neri Ezekiel USEN, Odun ORIMOLADE, Olanrewaju TEJUOSO, Tolulope AMI, and Tunmininu GBEBIRE. 
Venues: School of Art and Printing, Yaba College of Technology, Ojuwoye – Mushin, and Ejigbo
Date: Monday January 26, 2:00pm daily

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Owambe at A Whitespace Lagos 22/1/2014


Big 60 & International Video Art Festival Lagos 2014/2015

A Whitespace,
58 Raymond Njoku
SW Ikoyi
Lagos

January 22nd 7pm

The second annual festival hosted in collaboration with A Whitespace - Lagos continues with work by Nigerian and Indonesian artists, with films being made available by OK Video. The screening will feature 10 years of Indonesian film alongside a curated exhibition of Nigerian videos entitled ‘Owambe’ and features an installation fro Odun Orimolade. The screening is supported by the British Council Nigeria

Owambe
The gathering of people in celebration is an important part of the Nigerian culture. The milestones of life are marked through community gatherings, music and dance, with the ‘Owambe’ being a classic example of this. Owambe translates as "He/She was there", a colloquial expression for a party where the who-is-who in the Nigerian society are in attendance. Visual cues tell of ties to a celebrant through fabric materials that provide uniformity and a sense of belonging. The entire scene is illuminated by shimmering headpieces (gele) and brilliantly coloured costumes (aso ebi), all creatively embroidered and worn with accustomed grace. Reciprocity is practiced in that giving flows in all directions, from the celebrant to the families and the guest; there exists a commonality in the dispersal of gifts.


Van Lagos collaborated with invited Nigerian video artists to explore/interpret Owambe, and how Nigerian communities and cultures contribute to the wider cultural discourse of the global community.

featuring work by:
- Oyinda Fakeye
- Jude Anogwih
- Emeka Ogboh
- Uche Okpa Iroha
- Wura Natasha Ogunji
- Buki Bodunrin

and and installation by:
Odun Orimolade

Monday, 12 January 2015

Big 60 & International Video Art Festival Lagos 2014/2015


A Whitespace,
58 Raymond Njoku
SW Ikoyi
Lagos
January 22nd 7pm

In 2014, VAN Lagos was invited as one of the art organizations at the International Artists Initiated (IAI) project, presented by the David Dale Gallery and Studios as part of The Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. This took place alongside the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland.

This is a video installation that simulates an Owambe ambience. Owambe translates as "He/She was there", a colloquial expression for a party where the who-is-who in the Nigerian society are in attendance. Visual cues tell of ties to a celebrant through fabric materials that provide uniformity and a sense of belonging. The entire scene is illuminated by shimmering headpieces (gele) and brilliantly coloured costumes (aso ebi), all creatively embroidered and worn with accustomed grace. Reciprocity is practiced in that giving flows in all directions, from the celebrant to the families and the guest; there exists a commonality in the dispersal of gifts.

As part of this expanded screening and in partnership with A Whitespace the Video Art Network Lagos is pleased to host the International Video Art Festival Lagos running from the 18th December 2014 - 15th January 2015.

 Participating artists include, Jude Anogwih, Buki Bodunrin, Oyinda Fakeye, Emeka Ogboh, Wura-Natasha Ogunji and Uche Okpa Iroha.

These artists explore/interpret Owambe, and how Nigerian communities and cultures contribute to the wider cultural discourse of the global community.
Our guest country in this edition is Indonesia with films generously made available by OK Video. This screening features 10 years of video art in Indonesian.
The programme is being organised and curated by the Video Art Network, Lagos and OK Video , Indonesia with the support of the British Council.

About the Organisation:
The Video Art Network Lagos (VAN Lagos) is a Lagos based New Media art organization, established by the collaborative efforts of artists Emeka Ogboh, Jude Anogwih and cultural producer Oyindamola Fakeye. The organizations objectives are to develop educational and public programmes that promote and create new media art awareness in Nigeria. This is realized through curated screenings and exhibitions of both established and emerging New Media artists.

 For more information: www.vanlagos.org 

OK Video is one of the division of Ruangrupa, a contemporary art organization founded in 2000 by a group of artists in Jakarta which encourages the progress of the idea of art in the urban context and the broad scope of culture through exhibitions, festivals, art laboratories, workshops, research, and the publication of books, magazines, and journals.
In addition to organizing the biennial video festival OK. Video – Jakarta International Video Festival, the division also conducts workshops, production, collection, documentation, and distribution of video art in Indonesia.



For more information: http://okvideofestival.org 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Boda Boda Lounge Project at the Omenka Gallery 21st-23rd November


VAN Lagos, is pleased to present BODA- BODA LOUNGE PROJECT, a pan African video art festival in LAGOS. The Boda-Boda Lounge Project is a cross-continental video festival that is featured in over 15 spaces throughout Africa. The Boda-Boda Lounge Project is a collaborative project between VANSA (South Africa), Picha (Congo DRC) and VAN Lagos (Nigeria).

Film screenings would be accompanied by a public conversation and a special tribute to renowned late video artist Goddy Leye.


21- 23 November 2014
BC garden Café, Omenka Gallery
24 Ikoyi Crescent 
Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

Programme outline

FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBER:
Video Screening/Public conversation
05:30-08:00pm 


SATURDAY 22 NOVEMBER
Video Screening/ Tribute to artist and intellectual Goddy Leye
05:30-08:00pm


SUNDAY 23 NOVEMBER
Video Screening/Public conversation
05:30-08:00pm

VAN Lagos screening of the Boda Boda project is proudly supported by CCA Lagos, Omenka Gallery and the Goethe-Institut, Lagos, Nigeria.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Legends: The Teller and The Told

Date:17-18th October 2014
Time:12-6pm 
Location:Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA,Lagos), 9 McEwen Street, Sabo, Yaba

The music, politics and ideologies of Afrobeat music pioneer and human rights activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, would influence Nigeria and the World long after his death in 1997. As part of the 2014 Felabration celebration, The Video Art Network Lagos (VAN Lagos) will be screening five films documenting his life and impact, including unreleased footage. 


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Big 60 & the International Video Art Festival Lagos


BIG 60 is a ‘lifestyle installation’ by a White Space that mixes up an explosive brew of fashion, art, music and lifestyle events over the course of 60 days. In partnership with White Space the Video Art Network will be hosting the International Video Art Festival Lagos running from 12th December 2013- 31st January 2014

The purpose of the festival concerns the presentation, promotion and development of new media within the context of contemporary art practices in Nigerian specifically, but also globally. The need for such a project can be especially felt within Nigeria, wherein familiar art practices such as painting and sculpture tend to dominate the art scene. Because of this, the International Video Art Festival Lagos 2013 will provide new and alternative possibilities for local artists and cultural producers–in addition to functioning as a meeting point for emerging and established media artists from all over the world.
Featuring work from: Anna Linder, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané , Christina Gangos, Debora Elgeholm, Aditi Kulkarni, Amol Patil, Baptist Coelho, Chinmoyi Patel, Monali Meher, Paramita Das, Prabhakar Pachpute, Sabrina Osbrone, Uma Ray, Vaibhav Shah, Jude Anogwih, Emeka Ogboh, Wura Natash Ogunji, Kaneng Lolang, Adebukola Bodunrin, Uche Okpa-Iroha


The programme is being organised and curated by the Video Art Network, Lagos, Unbound Studio, India and Where Dreams Crossed, Sweden.

Unbound Studio is a newly formed multi-disciplinary platform located in Pune, India. It is founded with an interest to communicate through various medium of contemporary art and design. Unbound Studio is dedicated to grow as an experimental and cultural platform which explores variety of conceptual and original approaches in various genres of art, design and experimental film /video.

More information: unboundstudio.in@gmail.com


Where Dreams Cross is based on the idea of trying to make film and video art more accessible and open, seeking to create new exhibit opportunities and to reach out to people who do not generally go to see film and video art.  One of the main goals is to create a free, spontaneous, surprising and more personal experience for the spectator. The project has a democratic intention: that art should be available for all, regardless of prior knowledge or cultural background. The project is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

More information: www.wheredreamscross.com


The Video Art Network Lagos (VAN Lagos) is a Lagos based New Media art organization, established by the collaborative efforts of artists Emeka Ogboh, Jude Anogwih and cultural producer Oyindamola Fakeye. The organizations objectives are to develop educational and public programmes that promote and create new media art awareness in Nigeria. This is realized through curated screenings and exhibitions of both established and emerging New Media artists.
 For more information: www.vanlagos.org



Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Puma Films4Peace kicks off in Lagos

Catch screenings in Lagos at the following spaces:


19th-20th September: MDSA 214c Eti Osa Way, Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi 

21st September: A White Space, 58 Raymond Njoku Street, off Awolowo Road, SW Ikoyi

23rd-27th September: Goethe Institute, Lagos City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, opposite Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos Island
info@lagos.goethe.org, 01 774 6888

Friday, 6 September 2013

Puma Films 4 Peace 2013



Films4Peace celebrates World Peace Day, 21st September 2013, with a unique global film project 

For World Peace Day on 21st September, films4peace, an annual, unique short film commission by PUMA, again explores the subject of peace via the medium of film.  Now in its third year, the project is curated by Mark Coetzee, ex-Director of the Rubell Family Collectionsupported by PUMA and produced by Shooting People. It features some of today’s most innovative contemporary artists all of whom are asked to visually interpret the subject of peace. 

These short films are released annually, on World Peace Day, both physically at cultural and educational venues globally, and online via websites, blogs and media channels.  The films are live screened at hundreds of cultural venues, from Human Rights Festivals to major museums public spaces, youth leadership conferences and new media centres, from Dakar, Senegal to Miami, USA to Kashmir, India - in 2012, screenings spanned across 23 countries.

Justin DeKoszmovszky, PUMAVision Program Manager, said: “We are proud to produce films4peace with Shooting People for the third year running. This year we commissioned seven fantastic artists to again explore and interpret the subject of peace Peace to catalyze discussion and action, starting -- but not ending -- on World Peace Day. At PUMA we believe that film can be a powerful medium for change that can enlighten, educate and engage individuals such as consumers, activists, investors, voters, employees and leaders on issues critical to all of us.”
This year, 7 acclaimed artists have been commissioned to create short films around the subject of peace: Rob Carter, Wilmer Wilson IV, Athi-Patra Ruga, Zanele Moholi, Anthony Goicolea, and Assume Vivid Astro Focus.

Zanele Moholi is a multi-award winning, highly provocative and exceedingly in demand South African photographer. Moholi’s work is mostly about increasing the visibility of gay and transgender culture in the black community and she has drawn considerable attention to the practice of “queericide” – people who are killed via gender related hate crimes.

Fellow South African AthiPatra Ruga is fast becoming an exciting rising star in performance art.  Ruga himself dresses up in a spectacular array of costumes, inserting himself, or rather the characters he is playing, into challenging situations. He pulls together film, fashion and photography to make thought provoking, striking pieces relating to cultural identity as a hybrid construct.
23 year old Wilmer Wilson (Washington, USA) is a recent photography graduate whose card was marked when the prestigious Conner Contemporary gallery singled him out as one to watch and invited him to debut his challenging first collection.  In creating ‘Domestic Exchange’ Wilson found his 3D voice to make live sculptures using every day objects with low cultural value to make poignant points around freedom, choice, race.
Over the past decade, New York based Cuban American Anthony Goicolea has gained a reputation as the consummate storyteller.  Having created a significant body of work which has gained great acclaim and found its way into numerous galleries both locally and internationally, Goicolea’s multimedia works are enigmatic, mysterious, ambiguous, humorous, unsettling, and provocative.

Brooklyn-based Englishman Rob Carter has a knack for exposing landmarks and iconic structures from above while using his often comedic but always thoughtful knife (literally and figuratively) to create collages of the original material.  Whether its placing the unofficial Church of England (the home of footballers Manchester United) in Canterbury Cathedral, the home of the actual Church of England or placing imagery literally among plants and documenting its growth, his work is thought provoking and engaging.

First initiated by Brazilian-born artist Eli Sudbrack in 1994 as a professional tag, assume vivid astro focus is now a continuously evolving international group of artists known for creating multi-sensational mash-ups of graffiti, disco worship, gay porn and carnival in the form of large-scale installations and performance art.  They are included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection.

Films4peace celebrates World Peace Day - an international United Nations day of ceasefire, and a day for individuals, organizations and countries to demonstrate acts of peace.  Each artist will visually interpret the subject of Peace to create a short film, which, in keeping with the spirit of the commission, will be gifted to the world, within public domain and free from screening fees, as tools for peace.  By releasing these short films as broadly as possible, on multiple live and virtual platforms, the aim is to effect positive social change and broaden the discussions around peace globally.

The films include 35 mm live action, experimental animation and fine art approaches. The artists are selected for the quality and scope of their work and their sensitivity in interpreting the theme.
PUMA
PUMA is one of the world’s leading Sportlifestyle companies that designs and develops footwear, apparel and accessories. It is committed to working in ways that contribute to the world by supporting Creativity, SAFE Sustainability and Peace, and by staying true to the principles of being Fair, Honest, Positive and Creative in decisions made and actions taken. PUMA starts in Sport and ends in Fashion. Its Sport Performance and Lifestyle labels include categories such as Football, Running, Motorsports, Golf and Sailing. Sport Fashion features collaborations with renowned designer labels such as Alexander McQueen and Mihara Yasuhiro. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf and Tretorn. The company, which was founded in 1948, distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs about 11,000 people worldwide and has headquarters in Herzogenaurach/Germany, Boston, London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit http://www.puma.com

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Films4Peace screening 28th December 2012 Freedom Park Lagos



Video Art Network, Lagos in the spirit of the Season invites you to
 28 December 2012
 7pm – 10pm 
 The Amphitheatre, Freedom Park, Lagos Island, Nigeria

films4peace, curated by Mark Coetzee, is an annual film commission by PUMA.Peace, featuring 21 of today’s most innovative artists visually interpreting the subject of peace.

 films4peace is organized by Video Art Network, Lagos in collaboration with Uzora Projects and The Life House, Lagos films4peace features the following:
 Janet Biggs (USA)
 Ergin Cavuşoğlu (Bulgaria)
 Magali Charrier (France) 
Gregory Crewdson and Costanza Theodoli-Braschi (USA and UK) 
Yang Fudong (China) 
Tom Gran and Kayleigh Gibbons (UK) 
Max Hattler (Germany)
Isaac Julien (UK) 
Peterson Kamwathi (Kenya) 
Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy (Ireland) 
Nandipha Mntambo (Swaziland) 
Michael Nyman (UK) 
Noriko Okaku (Japan) 
Jacco Olivier (Netherlands) 
Bill Porter (UK) 
Levi van Veluw (Netherlands) 
Hank Willis Thomas and Terence Nance (USA)

 films4peace.com, www.vanlagos.org, www.freedomparklagos.com, www.uzoraprojects.com 

 For more information please call +234 7055680104 

VAN LAGOS KINDLY REQUESTS YOU COME WITH ONE ITEM THAT SYMBOLISES PEACE TO YOU TO THE SCREENING!

Friday, 2 March 2012

Future Generation Art Prize




The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation is a worldwide contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize will be a major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.

The Prize is an innovative new international award for artists up to 35 years of age, investing in the artistic development and new production of works. Awarded through a competition, judged by a distinguished jury, the Prize is founded on the idea of generosity, a network of outstanding patron artists and institutional partners, and a highly democratic application procedure.

After the great success of the first edition, which culminated with an internationally acclaimed exhibition in Venice during the 2011 Venice Biennale, we are pleased to launch the second edition of the prize, which will conclude with an exhibition in Kiev at the end of 2012.

The Future Generation Art Prize 2010 received over 6,000 applications from over 135 countries, and this past summer its 21 shortlisted artists participated in a special exhibition at the 54th Venice Biennale. The winner was Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle, who was awarded with a $100,000 prize. The exhibition included 21 finalists, among whom were Fikret Atay (Turkey), Cao Fei (China), Keren Cytter (Israel), Nicholas Hlobo (South Africa), and Hector Zamora (Mexico).


Since it was founded, the Future Generation Art Prize has successfully established an exciting platform for global contemporary art. Artists around the world under the age of 35 may enter the competition The 2012 application will be open for three months online: 6 February – 6 May 2012.

After the application period, the Selection Committee will shortlist twenty artists for an exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev, which will be judged by an International Jury. The Jury will then award one main prize of $100,000.

For more information and to apply: http://futuregenerationartprize.org


VAN,Lagos and CCA,Lagos are Platform Partners for the Future Generation Art Prize