Category: Art

GTBank Art635 Onboarding POSTED IN Art, Uncategorized

GTBank Art635 Artist Onboarding

Arts is one of the four pillars of GTBank’s Corporate Social Responsibility policy and the launch of Art635 is the latest of the Bank’s sustained efforts to promote African arts locally and internationally. The GTBank Art635 Gallery (www.art635.gallery) is an online gallery open to all African artists and sculptors of all forms, both home and […]

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A Residency To Celebrate The Power of Collaboration

By Alithnayn Abdulkareem   Between the 1st and 11th of November 2017, two artists, William Ifeanyi Moore and Mickey Moore, aka Akasoluonye will be hard at work developing a series, which will culminate in an exhibition of works by themselves, and through the collaborative process. The residency fuses visual art with written forms of art […]

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Documentary Photography Goes Post-Modern in this Exhibit

By Alithnayn Abdulkareem The Launch of the Street Economy exhibition marks a new foray for Abuja into serious art. At about 6 pm on the 13th of October, 2017, the National Exhibition Pavilion, ICC, Abuja began getting filled with visitors from the Czech Republic, and art enthusiasts from all across Nigeria to see the results […]

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Constant Capital Pays Tribute To A Legendary Professor and Artist

By Alithnayn Abdulkareem   On Wednesday, October 4th, visitors to Ikoyi were engaged in a private viewing of legendary Artist and professor, Obiora Udechukwu’s works. The first of the professor in a decade in Nigeria. The professor is known for emerging as a part of the artists belonging to the AKA circle of exhibiting artists, […]

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Art635 Is Helping Artists Display Their Work Online to an International Audience

By Ifeoma Halim.   In an effort to promote an appreciation for the arts in contemporary Nigerian society, the Art635 online gallery showcases and sells the finest in photographic, abstract and digital art, connecting artists deserving of exposure and art aficionados. Featured on the platform are the likes of Ade Odunfa, a visual artist with […]

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African Art Goes Online in a Major Way

By Alithnayn Abdulkareem.   The Launch of Art365 is a right step in the online evolution of African Art. Often, African art suffers from an error in perception, its identity often feels forced and misunderstood. Despite the nuances, one has to encounter either by being born, being raised, or living on the continent for a significant time. […]

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Yinka Shonibare’s Wind Sculpture VI Finally Comes Home

Renowned British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, known for his use of brightly coloured Dutch wax fabric, has brought his Wind Sculpture VI to Nigeria. The sculpture is on display at the Ndubuisi Kanu Park in Ikeja, Lagos, where it will stay until the 31st of January 2017, as part of the British Council’s UK/NG 2015 collaboration […]

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GTBank Virtual Art Gallery Launch

Art635 is a foremost online repository of African artworks and is set to serve as a leading platform for the promotion of indigenous artists across the continent.

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Driving African Art

To imagine that African art—the continent’s much-maligned heritage—is being reinvigorated by the digital revolution—the disruptor of everything that is—is incredible, if not ironic. Yet, this is exactly what is happening.
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