ART X Lagos Announces Fifth Edition; Virtual Exhibition + Festival Line-Up
The fifth edition of ART X Lagos will now take place online from 2nd to 9th December 2020.
The announcement was made by the organisers after an initial postponement of the fair due to the ongoing global pandemic. The announcement explained that, “With the whirlwind of protests that have swept across Nigeria, the ongoing pandemic being experienced around the world, and the global reckoning with centuries of inequality and violence against black bodies, 2020 has been a year of awakening.
“We feel privileged to be able to present our fifth edition fair, themed ‘Present States, Shared Futures’ against this backdrop. It will seek to proffer new ideas on how our global and national communities can move forward, assuredly, despite the challenges in our midst.
For the first time, the fair will be anchored by an online exhibition of 200 works from the leading galleries across Africa and the Diaspora, who are all united in their commitment to champion African creative expression.”
The aforementioned works will be displayed on their soon to be relaunched website, ARTXLAGOS.COM, which has been designed as a dynamic digital platform to recreate the breadth and diversity of our fairs virtually for a global audience.
The popular ART X Talks will also return with a series of poignant virtual conversations to be announced shortly, while ART X Live! will present ‘Like Someone’s Watching’ – a performance film featuring a dynamic line-up of Nigeria’s fastest rising music and art talent, speaking to their aspirations for liberation and self-determination in this present moment.
The program assembled for the fifth edition of the fair is an important part of their response to the challenges and opportunities presented by the events of 2020.