From November 4 to 6, “ART X Lagos” West Africa’s leading global art fair, returns for its seventh edition at the Federal Palace in Lagos, Nigeria, with 31 exhibitors from Africa and the diaspora.
This year’s theme is “Who Will Gather Under the Baobab Tree?” which highlights the ability of art to engage, move, inspire, educate and engage, inviting our audience to look back to the past and look forward to the future.
It has been 7 years since this leading global art fair in West Africa heralded the reinvigorated character of African creation and reflected the renewed obligation to intensify the scope of Africa’s creative expression. Taking into account the current challenges facing Nigeria, Africa and the world, the 2022 version of the ART X Lagos fair will highlight the power of culture to address important contemporary issues locally and globally.
With 31 exhibitions participating in this version, it is the largest African edition to date. Its program will also include exceptional projects exhibiting the variety of contemporary African art in light of the current year’s theme, with multi-hyphenate artist Victor Ehikhamenor presenting his installation “Ulin-nóifo, The Lineage That Never Ends”; Senegalese-Moroccan artisan Linda Dounia presenting her artificial intelligence installation “Once Upon A Garden”; and Ranti Bam who, through his canvas and earth figures, will present a showcase project titled “Sowing Seeds In Heartland.
ART X Lagos will also include ART X Talks, an exuberant series of conversations that will address topics such as the structure of equitable destinies for Africans and individuals of African descent, and that’s just the beginning, including an exceptional discussion with photographer James Barnor, who has long struggled with the topics of post-colonialism and identity. But also an “ART X Live! “which will offer an exceptional music experience that will include exhibitions of the most promising specialists and artists from the African continent alongside galleries such as Affinity Art Gallery, AFIKARIS, Afriart Gallery, African Arty, Alexis Galleries, Art Pantheon Gallery, BLOOM ART, Borna Soglo Gallery, DADA Gallery, Eclectica Contemporary, Galerie Atiss Dakar, Galerie Carole Kvasnevski, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière, Galerie MAM, Galerie 1957, Kanbi Projects, kó Gallery, Galerie LouiSimone Guirandou, Nike Art Gallery, Nubuke Foundation, OOA Gallery, Pacers Gallery, Sabrina Amrani, Selebe Yoon, Skoto Gallery, SMO Contemporary Art, Stevenson, THK Gallery, Tiwani Contemporary and Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery.