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



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