A Place for Contemporary Dance


Tosin, doing a performance
Street as Stage

Contemporary dance is fast gaining prominence in Lagos. Various groups like the one managed by art performer, Tosin, have been putting up public performances to gain more confidence from society.

Tosin’s recent public performance which held on Andrew and Tokunbo streets on the Lagos Island was a crowd-puller. Although it was meant as an experiment, its success showed how acceptable it had become among many young people.
The Monkey demonstration

Entertaining children


Tagged ‘Turn It Up’, the performances told many stories and taught several lessons. They covered themes of environmental protection and the need for conservation.

The animal-styled stunts were captivating, but they were used to tell the stories of ‘balance’ for the ecosystem.
Several performances have been presented on stage and for small audiences, but this time around, street became the stage!

Voyage Retour: Exhibition of Historic Photographs


A guest studying magazine clippings on display at the Voyage Retour.
Pa Ojeikhere signing his autograph for guests at the exhibition

Germany's Ambassador to Nigeria, Dorothee Janetzke-Wenzel, welcoming the audience to Voyage Retour in Lagos.

 

The large collection of photographic works is rich, full of history and ties between peoples.

Some show people doing things; engaged in some form of work, others captured people enjoying their fun times.

For young people who desire to see what the bubbling city of Lagos looked like as far back as the 1920s, this exhibition is a must-see!

The Voyage Retour, an exhibition of historic photographs by the Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, opened in Lagos on Nov. 17 and will run till Dec. 1.

It is the first time the museum is exhibiting part of its photography archive in Africa. It is holding at an easily-accessible location of the Federal Government Press built in 1896 under the British colonial rule on Broad Street, Lagos Island.

The exhibition features choice photographs from Folkwang’s collection by Rolf Gillhausen, Germaine Krull, Robert Lebeck, Malick Sidibe, Wolfgang Weber and renowned Nigerian photographer J.D Okhai Ojeikhere, including archive material of the Federal Ministry of Information, Nigeria.

The exhibition which is sponsored by the German Federal Foreign Office, explores cultural relations between Africa and Europe from the 1920s to 1970s.

Remembering Peter Areh




By Krydz Ikwuemesi
Painter, art critic and ethno-aesthetician;
Associate Professor, University of Nigeria,


An artistic impression of Areh
Credit:africanartswithtaj.blogspot.com
 

To mark the third annual lecture in memory of Peter Dubem Areh on Nov. 23 by 11 am at the Freedom Park, Lagos, Prince Yemisi Shyllon, humanist and modern Medici, will discusses the problems militating against the growth and development of art in Nigeria.