G.A.S. Welcomes Tilga Art Fund Resident, Katesi Kalange

G.A.S. Welcomes Tilga Art Fund Resident, Katesi Kalange

Jacqueline Katesi Kalange, a multidisciplinary artist based in Kampala has begun her 10-week residency at G.A.S. Lagos.  Her artistic practice encompasses visual art, traditional crafts, sculpture, performance, architecture, and research. She plans to use the period in Lagos to expand her current practice which focuses on upcycling single-use plastics and second-hand clothes to create diverse and often monumental sculptures. Community engagement is a cornerstone of her residency plans and she intends to foster collaborations with local communities through workshops and convenings. 

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Yinka Shonibare CBE's 'Suspended States' Opens at Serpentine Gallery

Yinka Shonibare CBE's 'Suspended States' Opens at Serpentine Gallery

Suspended States, the first solo exhibition of Y.S.F. and G.A.S. founder Yinka Shonibare CBE RA for over 20 years in a London public institution is now open at Serpentine Gallery. It marks a return for Shonibare who first exhibited at Serpentine South in 1992 as a finalist in the Barclays Young Artist Award, and as a participant in Serpentine's 2006 Interview Marathon. 

 

Suspended States includes both new and recent installations, sculptures, pictorial quilts and woodcut prints. The works on view explore central themes of legacies of colonial power, sites of refuge and shelter. Shonibare's new works centre on conflicts and related migration, and conversations on public sculptures and their significance in our cities. The exhibition also delves into the ecological impact of colonisation, the European legacy of imperialism and consequential attempts at peace.

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EARLY BIRD BOOKING: Y.S.F. Lagos Art Tour 2024

EARLY BIRD BOOKING: Y.S.F. Lagos Art Tour 2024

30th Oct - 3rd Nov 2024

We are delighted to open early bird bookings for the third edition of the Yinka Shonibare Foundation Lagos Art Tour to Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) Foundation incorporating the wider creative and cultural community, and ART X Lagos. In 2024 the programme will run from 30th October until 3rd November. Guests will once again be in the company of our chair and founder Yinka Shonibare CBE RA and the trustees and staff of Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) Foundation, Yinka Shonibare Foundation (Y.S.F.), and be joined by globally renowned artists, curators and collectors.

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Amanda Iheme's Lagos Residency Explores the Art of Architectural Storytelling

Amanda Iheme's Lagos Residency Explores the Art of Architectural Storytelling

Amanda Iheme, who emerged as one of the awardees of the G.A.S. Foundation's prestigious annual fellowship is undertaking a residency at G.A.S. Lagos, spanning from April 8 to May 31, 2024. During this residency, Amanda's ambitious agenda includes an exploration of African artists, particularly photographers, and the initiation of a comprehensive research study of vernacular and contemporary southwestern Nigerian architecture, as well as tropical modernism.

She is eager to tap into the rich resources of the library, benefiting from a conducive learning environment, and gaining access to invaluable connections within the organization. While currently engaged in ongoing projects, Amanda plans to kickstart the conceptualization process for new work during the residency. Collaborating with professionals across the building industry, she has expressed her desire to leverage their insights. Armed with her laptop, photography tools, iPad, and microphone, Amanda is well-prepared for this exciting new research.

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Glass, Beads, and Craftsmanship in Lagos: Introducing Graeme Spencer Smith

Glass, Beads, and Craftsmanship in Lagos: Introducing Graeme Spencer Smith

Graeme Spencer Smith, an artist and draftsman of Jamaican-British descent, joins the creative community at G.A.S. Lagos for a residency commencing on 01-04-2024 until 26-04-2024. Equiped with a background in ceramics and glass from the Royal College of Art, Graeme melds the worlds of architecture, crafts, and sculpture. His unique focus during this residency is to explore Nigerian glass beads, drawing inspiration from their history, patterns, colours, and the interplay of myth. The residency will see him delve into Bida-Masagá glass, not only to study but to design bespoke exhibition furniture, showcasing the essence of his research. As a craftsman who finds solace in the hands-on, Graeme hopes to create new work with locally sourced glass, in response to his experiences at G.A.S. and within the dynamic artistic community of Lagos.

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