Nigeria & West Africa’s No. 1 Gem & Jewelry event – the Craft Fest Jewelry Show – gets into full swing as it welcomes thousands of local and international buyers and sellers into the exhibition hall of the Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.
We are pleased to announce that the first edition of The Sole Adventurer digital magazine is finally out!
This issue highlights Nigeria’s presence at the 12th edition of the Dak’Art Biennale in Senegal as we profile the five Nigerian artists featured alongside other international artists. Bapstiste Madinier gives an overview of the biennale and highlights some of its challenges, while in a conversation with Simon Njami Artistic Director of the 12th Dak’Art Biennale, Bukola Oye navigates the basis for the theme and the urgent need to reignite an African dream and hope in Africa…
Ghada Amer is an Egyptian-born American painter, sculptor, illustrator, performer, garden designer, and installation artist. She went to United States at age 11 and had her education at Villa Arson, EPIAR Nice where she studied painting and received her MFA in 1989, and the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Art Plastique in Paris. Her work explores and expresses the submission of women to the tyranny of domestic life, the celebration of female sexuality and pleasure, the incomprehensibility of love, the foolishness of war and violence, and an overall quest for formal beauty.
Kofi Setordji, an internationally renowned Ghanaian sculptor, painter and photographer is arguably the most outstanding contemporary Ghanaian artist of this generation with an abundance of expressions as varied as his eclectic style. Kofi has worked with almost every conceivable medium, genre and style, from his vintage, humane Black and White photography that capture the varnishing monumental colonial architectural skyline of Accra through the stills of moments of the sublime in various human activities, to portraits of ordinary people.
The French bazaar was held on the 6th of December in Lagos. Most artisans came from different states in Nigeria to exhibit varieties of products; hand made jam, arts, crafts, sculptures, scented candles, unique gift items and many more. Bellafricana was amongst the artisans, as always, I saved you some interesting pictures..
Bellafricana was amongst a few artisans that were at the Chevron bazaar held in Lagos, Nigeria on the 13th of November, 2014. My team and I were there to represent Bellafricana including various other creatives present to exhibit from arts, crafts, sculpture, textile, gift items, paintings, beads, baskets and many more. Great talents in Africa I tell you.
I had to save some beautiful pictures to share with you. I absolutely love them all and I’m sure you will too.