Venice Biennale Nigeria makes it to the list of must-see pavilion at the world's most important art exhibition

Nigeria debuts in the most important art exhibition in the world, Venice Biennale and makes it to the list of must-see pavilion according Art journals and magazines reviews in just 5 days of the exhibition.

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The Venice Arte Biennale - opened Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

The Nigerian pavilion and exhibition titled "How About Now?" was commissioned by the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki. The Biennale is widely regarded as the visual Olympics of the art world and is a culturally powerful event for participating countries.

play Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki (Nigeria in Venice)

 

The artists selected to represent Nigeria; Victor Ehikhamenor, Peju Alatise & Qudus Onikeku - presented a multidimensional story and meditation on time via sculpture, performance and painting.

The Nigerian exhibition and Pavilion is curated by gallerist, Adenrele Sonariwo. The associate curator is a critically acclaimed writer, Emmanuel Iduma.

play Adenrele Sonariwo (Nigeria in Venice)

 

The exhibition has so far received positive critical reviews from global art journals and magazines. It has been listed in four must-see Pavilion reviews, no small feat seeing as this is Nigeria's first time showing at the global event.

play Guest writing a review (Nigeria in Venice)

 

At the opening were art enthusiasts, collectors, corporate citizens and captains of industry from Nigeria. The exhibition is open until November 26th 2017.

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