Things you should not say to an artist.
You probably have an artist friend and wondering why both of you don’t get along pretty well. You may have used any of these words mistakenly or you must be really bad at getting along with people. Either way, if you are trying to buy an artist’s heart, avoid these words.
it’s not Fine.
Yes, that sentence can sentence an artist to death. Naturally, every artist want to be appreciated for his works, no matter how bad the works are. More so, there is really no good or bad art. So next time you want to talk about an artist’s work, don’t use the word “Not Fine”. Some works are not fine but make for a good aesthetic quality. A good appraisal would help the artist to become better. P.s tell him its fine even when he doesn’t want to hear it, and watch the magic.
Artists are simply complicated people. They switch on and off at anytime. Yes, its that bad. But they are the most lovable people around town, look around. So if you have been around an artist a long time, you must really be getting used to these his unpredictable culture.
Artists can be very lazy people. Yes. They are hardworking when it comes to creating and giving life to an idea, but goes all lumpy at the simple idea of naming their creation. And so they found a short cut; “Untitled”. A lot of work bears more untitled than works named. However, the negative aspect of this is that it makes the works harder to stick. Example, you can actually remember works like Da vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ and ‘Mona Lisa’, Picasso’s ‘The Meal’, Michelangelo’s ‘David’, Demas Nwoko’s ‘Adam and Eve’, Ben Enweonwu’s ‘Anyawu’, Damian Hirsts ‘For the love of God’ etc. It would also be noted that most of this masters have works titled “Untitled “. One question, How many untilled works can you remember?
VIC in partnership with Weave and co gallery sets for August show. Vision in clay is a new platform for artists who work with clay. It was founded in November of 2016 by Ace ceramists Ato Arinze in Lagos. According to him, its aim is to promote the art of ceramics and works of members who are drawn from all over the African Continent.
It would be noted that the award winning late ceramists Ladi Kwali graces the back of the Nigerian 20naira currency and one of the first artist to be immortalised that far. The new generation of potters have moved on to more sophisticated and highly creative approaches to clay manipulation.
In Nigeria universities, the specialization in ceramics is declining by the number and many who choose the path, have been in most cases, out of consequence. The group through its activities which includes: annual exhibitions, workshops, seminars and publications would renew new interest in pottery and clay sculptures among students and professionals alike. Inte
Art24now gathered that the group is open to both young and old, however it is your uniqueness and high quality work that would buy your ticket in. The group could be reached on their Facebook group “potters in town”. If you are or would be in Lagos by the 5th of August, 2017 there wouldn’t be any better “sightseeing” than art born from nothing but dust.
Joyeuse Fête de la musique ! Happy World Music Day!
Tomorrow, Thursday the 22nd of June at 6pm, in partnership with Institut Français Nigéria, Aaf Lagos and Showgearonline, Alliance Française de Lagos will be hosting a unique free concert with French rapper Leeroy of the legendary Saïan Supa Crew, French DJ Aleqs Notal and renowned Nigerian percussionist Wura Samba at the Aaf Lagos, in Victoria Island.
If you are in Lagos Tomorrow, this is another chance to ease off the stress of the busy city.
The harmattan workshop has remained one of the biggest platform in Nigeria where artists from Nigeria and other parts of Africa and beyond conglomerate to work and collaborate with one another.
The theme for this year’s workshop is ‘Investment into the infinite Possibilities of Art as a Means of Overcoming Recession – Materials, Ideas, Infra-structural Development for Greater Benefits.’
The 19th Harmattan Workshop will be made up of two sessions:
first session: February 12 through 25, 2017.( CONCLUDED)
second session: August 13 through 26, 2017. (OPEN)
The workshop which was founded by Nigerian ace artist professor Bruce Onabrakpeya in 1998, encourages experimentation, research, and most importantly practice.Read the above official poster for details.
For more details. or call Mr Sam Ovariti 08033072334 the workshop Director, or Mr Moses Unokwah 07033433065.