Onobrakpeya, Others from Africa, Europe for Recycled Art Festival in Lagos

ByJames I. Robertson

Apr 24, 2022


A recycled art festival – the first of its kind in Lagos – will be held from Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May at Ebonylife Place, 1637 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island. The festival, which is tagged ArtMiabo International Art Festival (AMIAF) 2022, will showcase a mix of expressions, which includes photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture, and performance art.

Showcasing at the event, which is sponsored by JcDecaux, Vandyke Sports, Orijin and Multichoice Nigeria, with This Is Lagos as its media partner, the works of 24 artists from across Africa and Europe, with representation from galleries from France and South Africa. There will be works by artists such as Bruce Onobrakpeya, Adeola Balogun, John Onobrakpeya, Tamaraemi Larry, Olufunke Esekhalu Ojukwu, Segun Okewumi, Oladipupo Adesina, Yusuf Durodola, Muni King-Keazor, Adebisi, Miabo Enyadike and Yetunde Ojatula.

Of course, there will also be an exhibition by The Art Room Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa, of works by Robin Field, Phumzile Buthelezi, Lerato Mutau, Neil Neuwoudt and Thabo Motseki; International Art Caravan representing Clement Maduako Nwafor, Frank N’Goran, Judah Jubrin, Willem Vermeer and Iwa Kruczkowska-Król.

This first edition, themed Remake the World, is positioned as a prelude to Bruce Onobrakpeya’s long-awaited 90th birthday and will be curated by Dutch-based curator Willem Vemeer.

“Recycling, repurposing, recycling, call it what you will, is our new reality and it sends the message that we can remake our environment with the disposable and renew our minds about how art plays a major role in this space,” said Miabo Enyadike, Founder/CEO of ArtMiabo. “The public can enjoy paintings, videos, photographs, artworks, sculptures, and free art marketing workshops through industry experts.”

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