The ‘glorious passion’ of a Nigerian art collector
30 September 2020 | 7:00 am
Nigerian art collector Yemisi Shyllon wants to see works created by Nigerian artists and the country's historical artifacts receive the same recognition at home as they are increasingly attracting overseas.
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Fifty-Five years after innocent Asaba indigenes were callously massacred in the fratricidal Nigerian Civil War, the first major show on this tragic contour opens today at Red Door Gallery, on Bishop Oluwole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The show ends on December 7, 2022.
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We explore the life and artwork of French artist Rosa Bonheur, who was a pioneer – both as a painter and as a woman – in 19th century society. Two centuries years after her birth, major exhibitions are being held in France to celebrate her extraordinary legacy. In Paris, the Musée d'Orsay is hosting a special exhibition for this anniversary. Co-curator Leïla Jarbouai tells us more about Bonheur's body of work.
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Museums and doctors in the Belgian capital are teaming up on an initiative that uses cultural outings as an antidote to depression. Teri Schultz tags along for a "treatment."
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The photography biennale in Bamako, Mali is one of the most important arts events in Africa. Many young artists hope to launch an international career at the event.
This year, the show is taking place in Dakar, Senegal – the first luxury event of its kind to take place in sub-Saharan Africa. Rapper Abd Al Malik, writer Alain Mabanckou, model and producer Caroline de Maigret, actress Lyna Khoudri, musician Nix, director Moly Kane, actress Whitney Peak and musician Pharrell Williams talk us through their impressions of the show.
A football and a lot of skill: That's all the "funguiceiros" need to put on a show! In the Angolan city of Malanje, a version of freestyle football is attracting more and more young people. Now, the Sem Stress project is on the search for fresh and creative talent.
His directorial talents embrace opera, theatre, dance, visual arts and film. As he brings Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde" to the Opera Bastille in Paris, Peter Sellars tells us about the lessons the "total work of art" has to teach us about glimpsing beauty amid the madness. This latest production incorporates Bill Viola's flickering video art to echo the themes of the opera.
Can robots make art? Will ChatGPT replace authors? Is artificial intelligence creative? One thing is certain: AI is set to revolutionize the art world, even if authorship issues remain unresolved.
Three pieces from Ismar Littmann's art collection will be given back to his heirs, decades after the works were stolen by the Nazis. The lawyer and art collector died in 1934 after facing antisemetic persecution.
A New York museum has renamed an Edgar Degas painting to recognize its Ukrainian, not Russian, theme; and acknowledged formerly Russia-designated artists as Ukrainian.
The latest ready-to-wear collections in Paris are proof that fashion is art in its own right: mere adornment making way for extraordinary craftsmanship, show after show. At Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri celebrates the 1950s, specifically the feminism encapsulated by Catherine Dior, Edith Piaf and Juliette Greco.
The French have protested against a planned pension reform. But in fact, the country's pension system is fairly generous when compared with many others in Europe. In several countries, people work much longer.
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The foreign minister of Mali told the UN General Assembly that any military intervention in Niger would threaten Mali's security. The juntas in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso signed a mutual defense pact last week.
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US singer Anastacia says her new album is intended as a treat for her German fans. She covers a series of Germany's modern hits, singing them in English.
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Brazil's Supreme Court has struck down an attempt to restrict Indigenous people's access to land. The ruling has been celebrated as a major win for Indigenous rights, setting precedent nationwide.
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US Vice President Kamala Harris will head the new federal office, as she and Biden gear up for the 2024 election. The White House efforts towards gun control are unlikely to be effective without the support of Congress.