Yinka Shonibare Foundation
Guest Projects Digital
The Access ART X Prize awards early-career artists from Africa and its Diaspora with opportunities to develop their practices, with the intention of setting them up for the highest levels of success on the global stage. The Prize, formerly open only to emerging Nigerian artists, has evolved to include an additional award that is open to emerging artists from all of Africa and its Diaspora, in a bid to buttress sustainable careers for a wider range of artists.
To conclude her residency at G.A.S. curator Miriam Bettin hosted the first exhibition at the G.A.S. Farm House in Ikise, designed by Papa Omotayo. The show brought together artists and designers whose work with textiles emphasises the fluid, transformative, anti-colonial, emancipatory, and queer-feminist qualities of the medium. The artists shared a dedication to tradition and at times nostalgia that is being reimagined in the context of contemporary discourses and aesthetics.
Artefacts (Re)connecting … Can you sense them? is an exhibition coordinated by Sarafadeen Bello to conclude his residency at G.A.S. Lagos. The mixed media Installation is a visual summary of the experiences and work created by Bello during this period. It questions the state of our archives, the assumed neutrality of the digital, as well as the impacts of 'digital restitution' on the ongoing process of restitution as a whole. Through the work, he interrogates notions around who these digital replicas belong to, who they are relevant for, and what it means more broadly in terms of access.
Guest Artists Space Foundation is recruiting a full-time Communications Assistant. The purpose of the role is to provide key communications and administrative support to Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) Foundation, Lagos. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the production of digital content and delivering our digital and social media strategy under the direction of the Residency and Projects Coordinator and the Y.S.F. Communications and Projects Manager in London.
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