By Nii B. Andrews.

The fifth edition of ART X Lagos, West Africa’s premier international art fair, is scheduled to take place online from 2nd to 9th December 2020 under the theme,  ‘Present States, Shared Futures’.

The objective of the fair is to posit new ideas on how our global and national communities can surmount the current dire societal challenges and ensure sustainable progress.

“Les maîtres de la nuit étoilée d’albatre” : Essoh Sess.
Courtesy LouiSimone Guirandou gallery.

Leading galleries across Africa and the Diaspora, who are purveyors of the finest CAA will participate. 

They include: Bloom Art Lagos (Nigeria), kó (Nigeria; formerly Arthouse-The Space), Nike Art Gallery (Nigeria), Ed Cross Fine Art (UK), Galerie MAM (Cameroon), Nubuke Foundation (Ghana), LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery (Ivory Coast), SMO Contemporary Art (Nigeria), Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Ivory Coast) and OOA Gallery (Spain).

For the first time, ART X Lagos will have as its main showcase, an online exhibition of 200 artworks that will be available to a global audience via here.

This is a versatile, spectacular and dynamic digital platform.

KAPORAL: Romaric Igor Yao aka YAGOR, 2018. Courtesy LouiSimone Guirandou gallery.

The fair program will also include multiple virtual colloquims and interviews featuring renowed panelists and artists, including: Lemi Ghariokwu, Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana, Kelechi Amadi Obi, Yagazie Emezi, Lola Ogunnaike and Njideka Akunyili-Crosby, speaking to the growth, place and potential of the artist in today’s world.

All events are free and registration will open online shortly. 

Joseph Obanubi.

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