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