Fair

ART X Lagos 2017

The Civic Centre, Lagos, Nigeria
03 Nov 2017 - 05 Nov 2017

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Art X Lagos presents the second edition of its annual contemporary art fair. and will return from Friday 3rd November until Sunday 5th November 2017 to The Civic Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Through its contribution to the increased visibility of African artists, ART X Lagos aims to reinforce the visual arts as an important component of the creative industry in Nigeria and Africa, and to position Lagos as an emergent cultural capital on the continent.

Building in the success if the debut edition, which welcomed 5.000 vistors to see the works of 65 artists, the second Art X Lagos Art Fair will feature a boutique selection of galleries from Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Senegal, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and the United Kingdom, in addition to a dynamic program of talks, and curated and interactive projects.

The 2017 edition of ART X Lagos will deliver a broad, dynamic program of exhibitions, talks and interactive projects.

ART X Lagos will open with a special Collectors’ Preview  at 2pm on Friday 3rd November, followed ba a VIP Preview at 6pm on the same day.

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FAIR PROGRAMME

Friday 3rd November 2017

6:00pm – 10:00pm: VIP Opening Preview – Invitation Only
An invitation-only preview for VIP guests.

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Saturday 4th November 2017 

10:00am – 8:00pm: General Opening
The fair will be open to the public on Saturday. Admission is via registration.

2:00pm – 2:15pm: Performance by Johnson Uwadinma

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Art Intervention at SMILE by Tunde Alara

3:00pm – 4:15pm: ART X Talks
Who No Know Go Know, Chimurenga, a pan-African platform of writing, art, and politics on FESTAC ‘77

4:30pm – 5:45pm: ART X Talks
In Conversation with the King of Covers, Lemi Ghariokwu

6:00pm – 7:15pm: ART X Talks
Then & Now, Radical Sculpture

9:00pm: ART X Live! with Absolut
An exciting live art and sound performance featuring AYE, Leriq, Poe, Tomi Thomas, Wavy the Creator and more, in partnership with The Beat 99.9FM and Trace TV. – Invitation only.

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Sunday 5th November 2017

11am – 8pm: General Opening
The fair will be open to the public on Sunday. Admission is via registration.

2:00pm – 2:15pm: Performance by Johnson Uwadinma

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Art Intervention at SMILE by Tunde Alara

3:00pm – 4:15pm: ART X Talks:
Leading Contemporaries, In Conversation with Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Sponsored by Chapel Hill Denham

4.30pm – 5.45pm: ART X Talks:
Collecting Today for Tomorrow, Moderated by Femi Lijadu, Sponsored by Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers

6:00pm – 7:15pm: ART X Talks:
Witnessing the Present, the Artist as Citizen, featuring Peju Alatise, Wura-Natasha Ogunji and moderated by N’Goné Fall, Sponsored by The Ford Foundation

7.30pm: Performance by Wura-Natasha Ogunji

7:45pm: ART X Prize – The Prize Giving
Out of over 600 entries, the winner of the ART X Prize with Access will be announced.

8:00pm: The Fair Closes

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The 2017 art fair is made possible by the support of its sponsors, which thus far includes Access Bank (Gold Sponsor); Absolut (Silver Sponsor); Stanbic IBTC Pensions, Seven Up and Anap Jets (Bronze Sponsors). ART X Lagos was founded by Tokini Peterside, while its executive team is also supported by an Advisory Board comprised of Labi Ogunbiyi, Dudun Peterside, Evelyn Oputu, Fatima Wali-Abdurrahman, Femi Lijadu, Jess Castellote, Junaid Dikko, N’Goné Fall and Reni Folawiyo.

Visit www.artxlagos.com for more.