Le Cameroun au Festival Mondial des Arts Negres (FESMAN)

Le Cameroun au Festival Mondial des Arts Negres (FESMAN) published in Abbia Journal, No 12-13, March-June 1966.

Festac '77 Extract

African Art in Foreign Hands by Alma Robinson

Autograph Residencies

Autograph Residencies

Autograph, established in 1988, is at the forefront of championing artists who utilize photography and film to address pressing issues of race, representation, human rights, and social justice. In an exciting partnership, Autograph is now sponsoring residencies at the Guest Artists Space foundation, offering a platform for artists to explore their creativity and engage with vital societal questions. 

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Event: In My Garden

Event: In My Garden

A performance by G.A.S. Resident Gareth Nyandoro

In My Garden is a performance piece conceptualised by current G.A.S. Lagos resident Gareth Nyandoro. In early 2023 he embarked on backyard greenhouse farming, cultivating harvests of tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. This form of urban farming not only sustains his own family but also allows him to share the surplus with members of his local community.

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TK Smith: Bridging Cultures through Curatorial Exploration

TK Smith: Bridging Cultures through Curatorial Exploration

Amidst the bustling streets of Lagos, a brand new cultural expedition is unfolding as TK Smith, a distinguished curator, writer, and cultural historian from Philadelphia, immerses himself in his month-long residency at G.A.S. Lagos. With a fervent passion for African diasporic art, TK's mission is to connect, collaborate, and contribute, fostering meaningful exchanges and shaping a narrative that transcends borders.

During his residency, TK seeks to foster collaborations, act as a bridge between communities, and share his expertise through public talks, studio visits, and critical discussions. With a laptop and a few books in tow, he aspires to delve into Lagos' artistic landscape, drawing inspiration from its history, craft traditions, and contemporary expressions. Through this enriching experience, TK Smith aims to further his role as a curator of African diasporic art, embracing the cultural exchange between Philadelphia and Lagos.

 

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October Residency Update

October Residency Update

October in Lagos was charged with electric anticipation for ART X Lagos, and the G.A.S. and Y.S.F. teams spent the month in preparation for their annual Lagos Art Tour. The first residents to join ART X Prize Winner, Belinda Kazeem, that month were Karl Ohiri, and Riikka Kassinen of Lagos Studio Archives. The duo arrived in Nigeria to continue their exploration of the Abi Morocco Photo Archive, a historic photography studio based in Lagos, Nigeria that ran from 1970 until 2006, capturing historic scenes of Nigerian social life.

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G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2023 Winners Announced

G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2023 Winners Announced

After careful consideration of the 160 applications received, we are thrilled to announce the selection of three winners. Two of these talented individuals will be embarking on their residencies at G.A.S. Lagos, while the third will have the unique opportunity to create at our sister location, the G.A.S. Ecology Green Farm in Ijebu.

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Event: On Play

Event: On Play

A talk between Temitayo Ogunbiyi, Nomaduma Rosa Masilela and Thiago de Paula Souza

Hosted by G.A.S. Lagos in conjunction with Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art, On Play is the last phase of a long-term collaboration between artist, curator and G.A.S. trustee Temitayo Ogunbiyi and Vleeshal's nomadic curators Nomaduma Rosa Masilela and Thiago de Paula Souza.

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Event: The Imaginary in the Diaspora

Event: The Imaginary in the Diaspora

A Talk and Discussion with Leo Robinson

G.A.S. Foundation is pleased to invite you to an artist talk with our current resident, Leo Robinson, a Glasgow-based multimedia artist. During the discursive event, Leo will discuss his work from the last two years through the framework of imaginary cultures and rituals, and ways in which new narratives can function as resistance against displacement and repression/oppression.

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Event: No One Knows Tomorrow - Archiving For the Future

Event: No One Knows Tomorrow - Archiving For the Future

In the world of endangered archives, the challenges are as diverse as the records themselves. In late October, Karl Ohiri (one half of Lagos Studio Archives) and founder of Archivi.ng Fu'ad Lawal co-hosted an engaging talk and open discussion centred around two ambitious archiving initiatives dedicated to preserving Nigeria's rich cultural heritage. This event shed light on the impact of Lagos Studio Archives Projects and Archivi.ng, encouraging us to reflect on the vital importance of safeguarding cultural history for both current and future generations. 

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Event: Free Writing as a Tool

Event: Free Writing as a Tool

A writing workshop with Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski, the 2022 Art X Prizewinner

Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, a multifaceted artist, writer, and scholar, invited fellow creatives to participate in an enriching writing workshop during her residency at G.A.S. Lagos. This workshop aimed to utilize writing for refining and amplifying creative concepts. Belinda shared invaluable insights on harnessing writing as a potent tool to sharpen artistic vision, and shared tips and tricks for navigating application processes.

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Urban Landscapes Meet Rural Roots: Gareth Nyandoro's Lagos & Ijebu Residency

Urban Landscapes Meet Rural Roots: Gareth Nyandoro's Lagos & Ijebu Residency

Renowned artist Gareth Jeremy Nyandoro, hailing from Zimbabwe, embarks on a two-phased residency at G.A.S. Foundation's Lagos and Ijebu centers. With a profound love for exploring the urban tapestry and human interactions, Gareth's creative practice delves into the vibrant landscapes of cities and their inhabitants. His expertise in trade, commerce, and marketplace dynamics has paved the way for unique artistic expressions, merging abstraction with the intricate details of human figures.

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