ART X Talks 2018 Program Highlights

Every year, ART X Lagos features several panel discussions on a range of themes critical to the development of contemporary art in Africa with key professionals from the continent and diaspora. 

In an interview with Missla Libsekal the curator of ART X Talks published in our Special Journal for Dak’Art 2018, she emphasises that “ART X Talks continue to build on and speak into the salient need for presentation, dissemination and critical reflection on the visual arts, and its ecosystem across the continent”.

In line with this philosophy and the previous year programming, 2018 ART X Talks feature a series of engaging topics and panelists including a key conversation between internationally celebrated artist Yinka Shonibare MBE and award-winning art critic Dr. Chika Okeke-Agulu. 

A brief schedule of the program follows.

Pressing for New Practice, Producing Timely Text

Panelists: Jahman Oladejo Anikulapo (Arts & Culture Communicator) and Professor Chike Aniakor (Artist and Art Historian)

Moderator: Iheanyi Onwuegbucha (Curator) | Date: Saturday, 3rd November 2018 Time: 3.00pm – 4.15pm

Leading Contemporaries: In Conversation with Yinka Shonibare MBE

Yinka Shonibare in conversation Chika Okeke-Agulu (Artist, Curator, Critic and Art Historian)

Date: Sunday, 4th November 2018 | Time: 3.00pm – 4.15pm

Panel Discussion: Statues Also Die, Considering Institutionalizing Collections

Panelists: HRM Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe (the Obi of Onitsha, and Chairman of the Chimedie Museum Trust Foundation), Peju Layiwola (Artist, Art Historian, Professor of Art History and Head of the Department of Creative Arts at the University of Lagos), Fabian Ajogwu (Lawyer and Collector; Board Member of Stanbic IBTC Holdings)

Moderator: Yvonne Fasinro (Collector; Managing Director and Head of Sub Saharan Africa (Ex-RSA) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch)

Date: Sunday, 4th November 2018 | Time: 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm

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