West Africa’s Leading International Art Fair returns rom 4 – 6 November with Global Expansion of the Access ART X Prize
ART X Lagos, the leading international art fair in West Africa, returns for its seventh edition, celebrating artistic excellence from Africa and its global Diaspora. The 2022 edition of the fair will be held from 4-6 November at The Federal Palace, Victoria Island, Lagos.
ART X Lagos is both a catalyst for international cultural exchange and a platform for urgent discussions, and its 2022 fair will highlight the unique ability of contemporary art to inspire, uplift and empower, through this year’s theme, “Who Will Gather Under the Baobab Tree?” With careful consideration of the challenges currently being experienced in Nigeria, Africa and across the world, the 2022 edition of ART X Lagos will highlight the power of culture to speak to important local and global contemporary issues.
The fair will feature 31 galleries participating in this edition, marking the largest edition of the international art fair to date. Its programme will also include Special Projects showcasing the diversity of African contemporary art in response to this year’s theme, with multi-hyphenate artist Victor Ehikhamenor presenting his visual and sonic installation “Ulin-nóifo, The Lineage
That Never Ends”; Senegalese-Moroccan artist Linda Dounia’s digital artificial intelligence installation “Once Upon A Garden”; and Ranti Bam, who through her painting and clay sculptures, will present a performance project “Sowing Seeds In Heartland”. ART X Talks – the fair’s lively panel discussion series – will span themes such as the building of equitable futures for Africans and people of African descent, and more, with highlights including a special conversation with the British-Ghanaian photographer James Barnor, who has grappled with themes of postcolonialism and identity for six decades. ART X Live! – a one-of-a-kind live music experience – will feature performances from some of the fastest-rising artists and musicians on the African continent. To attend, visit ARTXLAGOS.COM.
ART X Lagos is sponsored by Access Corporation, Afreximbank, Anap Jets, Chapel Hill Denham, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers and Zircon Marine.