EKO LA WA // DIS IS LAGOS Workshop on Installation, Art and Public Space in Lagos

DESCRIPTION
The Arthouse Foundation presents a workshop by current artists-in-residence Native Maqari and Mukhtara Yusuf on June 28, 2018, 10 AM-4 PM, at the British Council, 20 Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi. Participants must register on Eventbrite. This workshop is limited to 12 participants.

The focus of this workshop will be to address social issues concerning Lagos as a city and efforts to make art that intervenes, transforming obstacles into tools and subjects. The artists will discuss how their own work intervenes in space, and will work with participants on cultivating similar challenging, opportunity oriented thinking.

This workshop is free for registered participants.

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS:

Native Maqari

Born in Zaria, Nigeria in based in Paris, France, Native Maqari is a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans video, installation, performance, painting and drawing. His recent projects have united performance and video to create in situ videos, with live performances at the Villa Medici in Rome, Palazzo Lenzi in Florence and Maison des Arts in Paris in 2017. Maqari’s project in Lagos centers around the historical, economic and sociopolitical significance of the indigo pigment in Northern Nigeria, particularly in Kano and Zaria. Maqari has completed artists residencies at the Jannat El Arif Foundation in Algeria, La Maska Foundation in Geres, France, and Villa Medici in Rome.

Mukhtara Yusuf

Mukhtara Yusuf is a Nigerian artist living in the United States, who works in social sculpture and installation. Her work explores topics surrounding African identity, selfhood, political injustice, personal trauma and healing. Her work often uses found materials to engage cultural history and relay narrative. Her project in Lagos is an interactive installation that evokes a speculative future Lagos. Using found materials such as man made environments, waste and natural plants, she will dream of the urban landscape of Lagos’ future and address class and infrastructural issues. Mukhtara received an MA in Communications, Culture, Media from the University of California, San Diego and a BA from Dartmouth College.

DATE AND TIME
Thu, June 28, 2018

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM WAT

LOCATION
British Council, 20 Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos

TMPLibrary Art Challenge

Is a one day event on Creative Art Challenge organised by The Moors Project Library (TMPL) which comprises of exhibition on arts works scheduled to hold on Saturday 20th of January 2018 from 2:30pm – 8:30pm at Eko Hotel, Lagos Island Lagos Nigeria.

The event is organised for the skilled and talented artists and will accommodate more than 40 visual artists, the aim of the event is to educate the African community and as well expose their rich heritage and values to the world.

It will also help in encourgaing and supporting the African history and entrepreneurship in the areas of arts and crafts, carved materials, hand made jewelries and accessories.

When & Location
Location:Lagos, Nigeria
Date:20/01/2018 02:30 PM to 20/01/2018 08:30 PM

Contact
Event Organiser:The Moors Project Library

Address:Eko Hotel, Lagos Island
Telephone:00447572658693
Email:olu@themoorsprojectlibrary.co.uk
Event Price:free

 

 

MORIZ NÄHR Photography and Viennese Modernism

MORIZ NÄHR
Photography and Viennese Modernism
24.08.2018 – 29.10.2018


Moriz Nähr (1859–1945) is one of the most important innovators of photography in “Vienna around 1900”. His photographic oeuvre is mentioned today in the same breath as that of the famous Parisian photographer Eugène Atget. Nähr enjoyed a life-long artist’s friendship with Gustav Klimt and was connected with the artist through a special network of eminent personalities from the arts, culture and philosophy. Numerous portrait photographs of Klimt emphatically document the two artists’ bond. Klimt was also inspired by Nähr’s photographic motifs, as illustrated by the conformities in the photographer’s pictures and Klimt’s painting Beech Forest I created in 1902. The legends surrounding Moriz Nähr are based on the one hand on his close ties with Gustav Klimt and the Vienna Secession and on the other hand on his connections with the family of Ludwig Wittgenstein and the imperial Habsburg family, especially with the heir to the throne Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who appointed him court photographer in 1908. Owing to his work as a freelance photographer as well as to his various commissions, he has left behind a multi-faceted oeuvre comprising not only landscape-, architecture-, and portrait photography but also street photography (Scenes from the Naschmarkt, 1918) as well as photographs documenting exhibitions (Vienna Secession).
https://www.leopoldmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/101/moriz-naehr

 

 

Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting

June 15, 2018 – June 2, 2019


The 2018 installation of the Daguerreian Gallery celebrates the National Portrait Gallery’s golden anniversary by highlighting fifty years of daguerreotype collecting by the museum. Included will be portraits of such iconic figures as activist and reformer Dorothea Dix, entrepreneur and showman P. T. Barnum with Tom Thumb, Seneca Chief Governor Blacksnake, U.S. Navy Commodore Matthew C. Perry, and artist Alfred Waud.

This exhibition is curated by Portrait Gallery Senior Curator of Photographs, Ann Shumard.

http://npg.si.edu/exhibition/daguerreotypes-five-decades-collecting

 

Life in Motion: Egon Schiele / Francesca Woodman


Tate Liverpool
Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront
L3 4BB Liverpool
United Kingdom
May 24–September 23, 2018

Egon Schiele, Standing male figure (self-portrait) 1914. Photograph © National Gallery in Prague 2017
10 years on from our acclaimed exhibition of Gustav Klimt, Tate Liverpool showcases the works of his radical protégé, Egon Schiele, alongside the sublime photography of Francesca Woodman.

Both artists are known for their intimate and unapologetic portraits, which look beneath the surface to capture their subjects’ emotions. Schiele’s (1890–1918) drawings are strikingly raw and direct. He had a distinctive style using quick marks

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/life-motion-egon-schiele-francesca-woodman

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