In line with its commitment to promoting the best of Africa using vehicles like art, music, sports and fashion, Access Bank has once again partnered with Art X in Lagos to bring the third edition of West Africa’s first international art fair to life. Access Bank has been a proud partner of Art X Lagos since its debut in 2016.
Herbert Wigwe, GMD/CEO, Access Bank plc, at the opening ceremony of Art X Lagos, weekend, expressed his delight that the bank is able to contribute to this initiative, which works to make Nigeria a noteworthy destination for art collectors far and wide.
Art X Lagos is an annual fair designed to showcase the best and most innovative contemporary art from the African continent and Diaspora. In three short years, Art X Lagos has succeeded in this goal, welcoming over 15,000 visitors, including art and culture lovers, curators from the world over, and the most avid of art collectors. It is a cornerstone of both Lagos and the international art calendar and, with Access Bank, it strives to not only showcase artists, but also enable them to reach their goals.
The Art X Prize with Access, which was created to recognize and support the best of emerging Nigerian visual art talent, has made a comeback this year, naming Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola as the beneficiary. As a result of her project, “Scraps from Mama’s Floor”, Aderemi-Ibitola received a grant of N1,000,000 prior to this year’s event.
Aderemi-Ibitola’s work joined that of the immediate past winner of the Art X Prize with Access, Habeeb Andu, and many other artists from over 18 galleries across Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, the UK, and Spain on display from November 2-4, 2018 at the Civic Centre in Lagos.
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