Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Photography Workshop

Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos in fulfillment of its objectives, has over the past 23months presented an innovative programme of exhibitions, talks, seminars, workshops and events reaching out to a local, African and global audience. We are pleased to present the 2010 programme, On Independence and The Ambivalence of Promise.

We start this landmark year for Nigeria and the African continent with an ambitious and innovative Fine Art Photography workshop focusing not so much on technique but on methodology, critical thinking, conceptual ideas and their implementation.

This project is open to artists in Nigeria and around Africa working in all media - painting, sculpture, textile, ceramics, photography, video and new media, performance art, writing, theatre and dance. The workshop will be an intensive 30 day programme facilitated by experienced local and international artists, critics, curators starting on the 8th of February till 6th of March 2010

The content of the programme will be based on several components such as:

* Explore themes around Independence and the Post-Colony
* Discover methodologies and strategies for the development of your artistic practice
* 1-on-1 artist portfolio reviews of your work with leading local and international artists and curators
* Develop your critical thinking skills and explore ways of implementing them into your practice
* Engage with the history of photography and its conceptual dimensions
* Work will be featured in the final exhibition and publication

Workshop facilitators and guests speakers include leading professionals in their field:

1. Phillipe Pirotte (Belgium/Switzerland)
2. Heta Kucha (Finland)
3. Giovanni Carmini (Switzerland)
4. Simon Njami (Cameroon),
5. Tam Fiofori (Nigeria)
6. Daniella Wennberg (Norway)
7. Miriam Backstrom (Sweden),
8. Jide Adeniyi Jones (Nigeria)
9. Rosangela Renno (Brazil)
10. Senam Okudzeto (Ghana)
11. Mats Stjernstedt (Sweden)
12. Carrie Schneider (USA)
13. Elina Brotherus (Finland)

Project Conceived and developed by curators Aura Seikkula (Finland) and Bisi Silva (Nigeria)

Registration open until November 27, 2009.
For additional information please contact Project Co-ordinator antawan@ccalagos.org

Thursday, 19 November 2009

P.A.G.E.S @ CCA,Lagos Saturday 21st November


Date: Saturday, November 21, 2009
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Centre for Contemporary Art, 9 McEween Street, behind Domino Dinners, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.

P.A.G.E.S, the confluence of literature, art works, comics and photography brings together two patriots and compatriots in dialogue with their country - Nigeria with their art and literature. This programme is designed to converge fictionist, poets and playwrights, arts and literary lovers at Art Exhibition Halls around the world to give literary interpretation to the works being exhibited and dialogue around it at all time.

We've in the pass hosted: Jude Dibia, a published writer with two books in an exhibition titled "Like A Virgin," Onyeka Nwelue, a young and dynamic young author in an exhibition tagged "The World is Flat," and Toni Kan, the author of many books in an exhibition titled "Trash-ing."


Identity: An Imagined State, brings together for the first time works by twelve established and emerging artists of different cultural, geographic and social backgrounds from Nigeria, Africa, and South America. Their works consider from both local and global perspective, the issues around identity in relation to Africa. As a point of departure, the exhibition explores associations with the label ‘African’ and has been contextualized in a manner that reflects on, but without answering, ‘what or who is an African.’ By exploring these themes the exhibition tells the story of belonging, displacement, uncertainty, visibility and negotiation through the medium of video art.

Participating artists include Jude Anogwih(Nig), Lucy Azubuike(Nig), Uchay Joel Chima(Nig), Luc Fosther Diop(CAM), Bouchra Khalili(MOR/FR), Vanessa Padilla(ECU), Thando Mama(SA), Grace Ndiritu(KEN/UK), Emeka Ogboh(NIG), Berni Searle(SA), Aicha Thiam(SEN) and Kemang Wa Lehulere(SA)

FYNE ArtDICTION opens 22nd November at Southern Sun Lagos