Cultural Independence Day activities at CCA,Lagos on 1st October 2009 2pm
Time 2pm (prompt)
Artist Kainebi Osahenye talks about his exhibition Trash-ing with CCA,Lagos Director Bisi Silva. They are then joined in a panel discussion by Uche Edochie and Jess Castellote and guest author Toni Kan, who will review the artworks of Kainebi Osahenye with pages from his books. ‘Nights of the Creaking Bird’ and ‘When a dream Lingers too Long’
Toni Kan is an award winning poet, essayist and short story writer. He holds both a B.A. and M.A. English (Literature) degrees from the Universities of Jos and Lagos. His works have been published widely in the Art pages of prominent Nigerian newspapers and his poems have appeared in the anthology 25 New Nigerian Poets edited by Toyin Adewale. He is currently working on a novel, Secrets of the Untold.
P.A.G.E.S, is the confluence of literature, art works, comics and photography brings together two patriot and compatriot in dialogue with their country - Nigeria with their art and literature. This programme is designed to converge fictionist, poets and playwrights, arts and literary lovers at the Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos, to give literary interpretation to the works being exhibited and dialogue around it at the Centre every month.
3.30pm – Refreshments
4. 00pm Talk by Giles Peppiatt, MRICS, Director, Bonhams,
Mr Peppiatt's talk will give an overview of the international auction house Bonhams as well as focus on the contemporary African art sales within an international context.
Giles Peppiatt studied at St. Andrews University before joining Bonhams in 1989. In 1993 he trained as an auctioneer and conducted his first auction in that year. In 1997 he qualified as a ‘Chartered Arts & Antiques Surveyor’ with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Giles is also the world leading expert on South African Art and in 2007 he established the first ever London auction devoted entirely to South African artists, “The South African Sale”. These sales have now established London as the global centre for South African Art with the turnover in 2008 in excess of $20 million.
In 2008 Giles organised and curated the first ever commercial auction of modern and contemporary African art to have been held in London. The sale was titled ‘Africa Now’ and was an enormous success. The auction showcased some of the best works in this field and was a new fresh manner to extend Bonham’s already powerful reach in this area. The sale included work by El Anatsui, Ben Enwonwu, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Malagatana and many others.
The next ‘Africa Now’ sale will be held in February 2010 in Bonham’s Madison Avenue galleries in New York.
Venue - CCA,Lagos 9 McEwen Street, Sabo, YabaGOD BLESS NIGERIA