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

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

Featuring at the event, which is being sponsored by JcDecaux, Vandyke Sports, Orijin and Multichoice Nigeria, with This Is Lagos as media partner, are the works of 24 artists from across Africa and Europe, with gallery representation from France and South Africa. There will be works by such artists 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 showing by The Art Room Gallery from Johannesburg, South Africa of the works of 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 maiden edition, themed Remake the World, positions itself as a prelude to Bruce Onobrakpeya’s much anticipated 90th birthday and will be curated by a Netherland-based curator, Willem Vemeer.

“Recycling, re-purposing, up-cycling, call it what you want, is our new reality and it sends out a message that we can remake our environment with the disposable and renew our minds on how art plays a major role in that space,” said Miabo Enyadike, Founder/CEO of ArtMiabo. “Audiences can enjoy paintings, video, photography, objects of art, sculpture and free art marketing workshops by industry experts.”