First Ibadan Affordable Art show holds
The maiden edition of the Affordable Art show holds April 20 – 22 at the Initiative for Information, Arts and Culture Development in Nigeria, Leventis Building, 54 Magazine Road, Jericho Ibadan.
The three-day event will open on the first day to invited guests only and, to the general public on subsequent days.
According to the initiator of the project, Oyinda Adelumola, Affordable Art as an “idea came about because Ibadan was once the centre of art and culture and we want to put Ibadan back on the map for art, making it a focus and locus in addition to Lagos, which is densely concentrated. We seek to expand the market for art away from Lagos and bring more people to the art collecting fold”.
This maiden show will feature works by various Artists, established and new, including: Victor Ehikhamenor, Adewale Alimi, Ogaga Tuodeinye, Isaac Emokpae, Lateef Olajumoke, Bruce Prins, Joel Arueya, Lawrence Leo, Temidayo Beduru, Obi Chigozie, Anthonia Chinasa, Ato Arinze, Nathalie Djakou Kassi, Tega Akpokona, and Peter Kiladejo.
Highlights of the show will include a talk on ‘Art As An Alternative Asset’ by Adedotun Sulaiman, renowned art collector, and patron; spoken word presentation by Dr. Tony Marinho, poet, medical practitioner and art activist, and music by Brymo.