ART X Lagos postponed due to #EndSARS protests in Nigeria

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Wednesday, April 17, 2024

ART X Lagos postponed due to #EndSARS protests in Nigeria
In this file photo taken on November 04, 2017 People visit the Nigeria annual Art X event in Lagos. EMMANUEL AREWA / AFP.

LAGOS.- ART X Collective, the company behind West Africa’s premier international art fair ART X Lagos, has decided to postpone its 2020 edition after serious consideration of the ongoing civil unrest in Nigeria, and out of respect for the lives lost in the recent #EndSARS protests.

The decision to postpone the fair - originally scheduled for 6-15 November - was made after thorough consultation with gallerists, collectors, partners, and stakeholders. ART X Lagos’ new dates will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Tokini Peterside, Founder & CEO of ART X Collective, said: “Although we have taken the decision to postpone this year’s fair until a later date in 2020, our dedication to championing the excellence, creativity and resilience of artists from Africa and the Diaspora remains unchanged.

“2020 has been a year of awakening - from the turmoil and trauma of the #EndSARS protests sweeping across Nigeria, the ongoing pandemic being experienced around the world, and the global reckoning with centuries of inequality and violence against black bodies.

“As an organisation led and run by young people, ART X Collective stands with the activists fighting for Nigeria’s future. We are vehemently against police brutality and fully support those who are against a system that denies essential civil liberties, freedom and opportunity to its people.

“We share a vision for Nigeria’s future in which everyone can realise their fullest potential, and remain committed to providing platforms for expression, upliftment and inspiration. We look forward to a time when we will stage our fifth edition of the fair and create a space where we can come together to contemplate society’s shared demands and expectations for tomorrow and to meditate on new ideas for how our global community might move forward as one.”

Earlier this month, ART X Collective announced a new initiative for the photographers and filmmakers who have captured the #EndSARS protests. In just two days, this initiative which was earmarked for 100 artists, has received close to 1,000 applications for assistance. At the rescheduled fair, ART X Lagos intends to showcase some of the important images captured by these artists and activists. Peterside added: “We will continue to work to amplify these important artists’ voices in the coming weeks, and champion the art and creativity that can contribute tangibly to the movement for a New Nigeria.”

Today's News

October 28, 2020

Large, long-held Miro artwork to lead Stephenson's Oct. 30 Fine & Decorative Arts

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts acquires watershed work by Paul Sérusier

One of the Great Books of Ireland returned by Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement

Can fashion photography survive the pandemic?

After honing his painting skills as a soldier, an artist finds his voice

How New York's small cinemas are hanging on

Danish museum brings witch hunts to life

East Germany's love affair with Angela Davis

Artist Chris Santa Maria debuts "PRESIDENT TRUMP" (2016 - 2020)

Bertoia's to auction fine antique toys, trains & holiday antiques, Nov. 12-13

Italian mid-century design leads Phillip's London auction

Rare items signed by Marilyn Monroe, George Washington & Napoleon Bonaparte headline auction

Marc Chagall's show-stopping curtain offered at Bonhams New York

ART X Lagos postponed due to #EndSARS protests in Nigeria

High Museum appoints new curator of African art, Lauren Tate Baeza

Cauleen Smith named recipient of 2020 Wein Artist Prize

Susan Hendl, ballet master and dancer, dies at 73

Art advisor duo Alexandra Ray and Catherine Loewe present 'The Eye of the Huntress' at Le Petit Trianon

Clare Kobasa joins the Saint Louis Art Museum as assistant curator

Navajo blanket could bring $50K+ at Heritage Auctions

Art Brussels launches Art Antwerp

Clark Art Institute names Sarah Grandin as Clark-Getty Fellow

Balboa Art Conservation Center names new Executive Director

Say My Name, presented by US filmmaker Ava DuVernay opens today at Signature African Art

Online proactive risk-free browsing navigation

Top Skills to Highlight on Your Resume

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit
Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful