The second edition of Art X was last year. I can’t tell you how annoying it was that I missed it. After the struggle of securing tickets and sleepless nights of planning out my slay outfit. This year’s Art X prize competition has already been announced. We look forward to Art X 2018 all over again. But first, let’s see what Art X is all about and the highlights of last year.
WHAT IS ART X?
Art X is an art exhibition that brings together innovative and contemporary art from around the continent and Diaspora to Lagos.
It highlights curated projects and different forms of Artworks from different artists. A series of a special exhibition by solo artists.
Usually, it starts with a competition. The ART X PRIZE competition.
THE ART X PRIZE COMPETITION:
The ART X prize is a prize given to the winner of each edition of Art X. It is open to all artists. Usually new and upcoming artist.
Art X, in partnership with access, are the presenters of the prize. This year’s competition started may 21st, 2018 and is closing by June 15th, 2018. Entries have already begun rolling in. You can register here.
HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017 EDITION OF ART X.
The 2017 edition of art x held at the civic centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. It had a massive turn out of about 9000 people from far and wide. Activities involved included exhibitions, talks, performances and presentations.
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It lasted for 3 days. Starting from 3rd November 2017 to 5th November 2017.
One remarkable thing about last year Art X was the captivating presentation of Ben Enwonwu’s “Seven wooden sculptures”.
ART X, 2018:
However, Art X, 2018 promises to be even bigger and better.
Starting with the Art X price.
THE JUDGES FOR ART X PRICE, 2018.
He is one of Britain’s most prominent contemporary artist. He is known worldwide for his ground breaking sculptures, photography and prints.
The winner of this year’s Art X prize with Access would be accessed and selected by Yinka Shonibare and other members of the Jury.
Wura-Natasha is a highly regarded visual artist and performer whose works include drawings, videos and public performances.
She curates The treehouse, an Art space in Ikoyi, Lagos. It features experimental and innovative artist projects.
She is best known for her performative art where she intimately explores the relationship between people and our spaces.
Oliver is the director and founder of Omenka art gallery. He is also the president of the society of Nigerian Artists.
He is also the CEO of revilo company and sits on the board of several organisations including the national gallery of arts, Nigeria.
Sokari Douglas Camp:
Sokari has represented Britain and Nigeria in national and international exhibitions. She hold solo shows which have been in venues like the Smithsonian institute and museum of mankind, London.
She is a honorary fellow of the university of arts, London and of SOAS.
Professor Bruce is a world renowned experimental artist whose career spans over 5 decades with notable exhibitions at the Tate museum, London,Uk, and the national museum of African arts, Smithsonian institution, Washington DC, USA.
However, No particular date has been fixed for this year’s Art X exhibition. Details would be made known to subscribers or on our social media feeds once it is announced.
Ticket sales would also be made known when available.
If you have any artist, inform them of this once in a year opportunity.
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