Nigeria’s debut at the most important art exhibition in the world – La Biennale di Venezia
The Venice Arte Biennale – opened Wednesday, May 10th. The Nigerian pavilion and exhibition titled ‘How About Now?’ was commissioned by the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki. The Biennale is widely regarded as the visual Olympics of the art world and is a culturally powerful event for participating countries. The artists selected to represent Nigeria; Victor Ehikhamenor, Peju Alatise & Qudus Onikeku – presented a multidimensional story and meditation on time via sculpture, performance and painting.
The Nigerian exhibition and Pavilion is curated by gallerist, Adenrele Sonariwo. The associate curator is critically acclaimed writer, Emmanuel Iduma.
The exhibition has so far received positive critical reviews from global art journals and magazines. It has been listed in four must-see Pavilion reviews, no small feat seeing as this is Nigeria’s first time showing at the global event.
At the opening were art enthusiasts, collectors, corporate citizens and captains of industry from Nigeria. The exhibition is open until November 26th 2017.
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