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ART X Lagos, West Africa’s premier international art fair will take place from 2nd – 4th November 2018 at The Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. ART X Lagos is one of the most important art fairs on the continent alongside South Africa’s art fairs; and in its third year, the fair has fast become the Frieze of West Africa. Launched in 2016, ART X Lagos is West Africa’s first international art fair, showcasing the best and most innovative contemporary art from the African continent and Diaspora, with the intention of widening West Africa’s connection to the international contemporary art scene.

The inaugural edition of ART X Lagos in 2016 welcomed 5,000 visitors to The Civic Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, and last year’s edition saw the figures double to close to 10,000 – the fair has welcomed representatives of institutions such as the Tate Modern, Zeitz MOCAA, and the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian.


The Curated Projects: The Curated Projects this year, curated by Missla Libsekal, will focus on the keynote artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, who will be visiting Lagos from London, to participate in ART X Lagos.


The Talks: Key stakeholders in Africa’s art economy will discuss important themes pertinent to the state and evolution of contemporary art in Africa. The Talks will hold on Saturday 3rd November and Sunday 4th November. Six conversations, including a keynote talk with Yinka Shonibare MBE, will be curated by Missla Libsekal.


The Interactive Projects: Three diverse and exciting art installations that the art fair audience is encouraged to participate in, making the fair an entertaining day-out for a wide variety of visitors, curated by A Whitespace Creative Agency.

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