Leadway Assurance seals pact with ART X Lagos on exhibition Fair


Lovers of arts from across West Africa are set to be thrilled with the finest of Africa’s creativity at the 2nd Edition of ART X Lagos Art Fair sponsored by, Leadway Assurance.

The exhibition, which is set to hold between November 3rd and 5th in Lagos, will feature over 60 artists from 14 countries across Africa and the Diaspora.Leadway’s partnership with Art X Lagos underscores the organisation’s commitment to promoting the creative energy of African artists, and strengthening the growth of the Art industry in general.

This was disclosed at the unveiling of the participating exhibitors, artists, and sponsors for the Art X 2017 Edition. The 3-day event will feature artists, who are keen to display their creativity and works.

The event will also feature specially curated projects, a programme of talks, the ART X Prize, and a music show – ART X Live! The opening event on November 3rd will feature an invitation-only VIP Preview, followed by the art fair which will be open to the public from Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th. Commenting on the partnership with ART X Lagos, the Executive Director, Leadway Assurance Ms. Adetola Adegbayi, reiterated the underwriter’s commitment to promoting art and culture.

“At Leadway Assurance, we understand that the creative industry is a very key component of our socio-economic wellbeing and as such we are committed to promoting the visibility of the African innovative spirit, her creativity and industry exhibited through the arts,” she said.ART X Lagos is West African’s premier international art fair designed to showcase the best and most innovative contemporary art from the African continent and diaspora, and to widen Nigeria’s connection to the art scene across Africa and internationally.

The 2016 debut of the fair received wide attendance, having in participation over 5,000 people from the Nigerian and international art scene.The Founder & Director, ART X Lagos, Tokini Peterside during the unveiling said: “ART X Lagos is an African platform for African artists, on the African continent – we celebrate artists, art students, scholars, collectors, art professionals and art lovers, who are playing a fair role in the growth of African economies, which are now among the fastest-growing in the world.

“This invaluable contribution of the art sector to our continent’s development is what ART X Lagos seeks to highlight and to reinforce through our annual art fair.” This year, the exhibition is billed to feature 13 Exhibition Galleries from Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Cameroon, South Africa and United Kingdom.

Apart from the art exhibition, the event will promote curated projects across performance art, installation, photography, and video art, to create a conversational show piece for ART X Lagos. Additionally, this year’s show will see live art and music performances featuring Africa’s most talented rising musicians and artist.

Leadway Assurance has consistently remained front row players in the promotion of creativity in Nigeria, partnering with 13 affiliates of the Nollywood Creative Industry earlier this year by providing group life insurance coverage for registered members.

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