With Lagos Fashion Week wrapped up, it’s the art world’s turn to strut its stuff. ART X Lagos begins today and takes over the Federal Palace Hotel grounds on Victoria Island. This year’s event takes place with a few notable changes, including the addition of a film section.
ART X Cinema will present a screening program of artists' films that draw inspiration from the visionary Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène. These films are set to give their take on Sembène's belief in cinema as a transformative medium; how he sought to reshape narratives and challenge conventions. A selection of video essays aims to delve into the innovative ways in which artists disrupt and reinvent storytelling, highlighting a rich tapestry of perspectives.
Featuring renowned artist-filmmakers such as Meriem Bennani, Jihan El-Tahri, Binelde Hyrcan, Goddy Leye, Betehlem Makonnen, Zen Marie, Qudus Onikeku, Fatimah Tuggar, and Ezra Wube, ART X Cinema will bring together emerging and established names from the African continent and the diaspora. This dedicated segment emerges as a significant addition to the fair, and shows its commitment to fostering creativity and diversity within the world of cinema. read more