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Anjel Boris, Question Mark, 2019, Acrylic and posca on canvas, 133 by 7cm. Image courtesy of Out Of Africa and @artxlagos

What You Need to Know About ArtXLagos 2019

We talked to artistic director of ArtXLagos, Tayo Ogunbiyi, about Lagos's unique art scene and what's to expect from West Africa's biggest art party.

OkayAfrica is a media partner of ArtXLagos 2019.

In three years, ArtXLagos has successfully established itself as West Africa's premier art fair, cementing its reputation as a center of culture for the entire region. Since its founding by Tokoni Peterside in 2016, the art fair has attracted exhibitors, art buyers and members of the West African art scene and beyond—providing a platform for both emerging and established artists and playing a notable role in the global art ecosystem.

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The Artist is Present: Dennis Osadebe on Afrofuturism and Questioning What 'African Art' Really Means

For our lastest edition of 'The Aritst is Present', we catch up with Nigerian mixed media artist, Dennis Osadebe.

Afrofuturism looks at the past, present and future. It springs forth from a community whose past was removed and yearns for a future reminiscent of this past. It is complex. It calls blacks to reconstruct and deconstruct who they are. It calls them to decolonize themselves. They enter the imaginative space. It addresses the African diaspora’s needs through the lens of science fiction. Black concerns are disregarded as they enter the realm of space and transcend the confines of time.

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