Art, Experiences & Issues.
Founded in 2015, The Sole Adventurer operated as a blog reporting and promoting cultural happenings and art created by contemporary artists in Lagos, and occasionally, the art of other African artists on the continent and the diaspora.
Observing a rising demand for new art writings and critical views on the thriving Lagos art scene and surrounding African art hubs, the blog was shut down to remodel its framework for a new readership.
The mission of the new TSA platform is to critically engage the new and growing art scenes in West Africa, contextualize the work of artists, engage people in the art field, report local and international art events, cultural experiences and issues.
In 2016, TSA published a well-received e-magazine (with complementary prints) featuring Nigeria’s presence at the 12th edition of the Dak’Art Biennale in Senegal, profiles of the five Nigerian artists who participated, and an interview with the 12th Biennale’s artistic director, Simon Njami. The issue also featured a report from 1-54 New York Forum on the rise of African voices and names in the global art market.
There are plans to match up with special print editions yearly.
In the past, we have worked as a media partner with organizations including British Council (Open House Lagos), Amref Health Africa USA (ArtBall), Light Camera Africa!!! Film Festival, TP-Collective (ArtXLagos), Akete Foundation (Lagos Biennial), African Artists’ Foundation (LagosPhoto), Revolving Art Incubator (multiple events) and QDanceCenter (We Almost Forget & Dance Gathering).
We have also enjoyed the support of remarkable individuals and organisations on the blog and in the production of the first e-magazine. These include Samsung West Africa, Arthouse Contemporary Limited, Rele gallery, TravelBay, Crescent Design, and Elkova Print.
Managing Editor – Bukola Oyebode
Editor-at-large – Anthony Nsofor
Editorial Coordinator – Roli Afinotan