October 31, 2018 | Day 2
10:00 am – 10: 15am – Opening Remarks/Recap from previous day
10:20 am – 11: 25 am – In Conversation – The Artist as Catalysts
(Azu Nwagbogu with Kehinde Wiley)
The artist exists in a milieu of constant social and political change. Even in liberal democracies, there are still threats to freedom and artistic expression. What is the role of the artist, as a catalyst for change, and as an agent of maintaining social order? Beyond this, how can artists represent the best of their times, and why does representation matter?
11:30 am –12:00 pm - The Artists Voice – Nengi Omuku
12:05 pm – 12:50 pm – In Conversation – Building Collections
(Adora Mba with Hakeem Adedeji)
What is the ideal collection? What are the principles on which budding collectors might engage with Nigerian artists? What roles does a good collection play in establishing and sustaining the Nigerian art market?
12:55 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch Break
1:40 pm – 2:20 pm – In Conversation – The Million Pound Art Work (The Tutu effect)
(Oliver Enwonwu with Neil Coventry)
In February 2018, a painting by a Nigerian artist sold for a million pounds, a record-breaking figure, at an auction in London. What are the implications of this sale for the Nigerian market, and its potential as cultural capital? This panel will aim to contextualize this sale in light of the career of Ben Enwonwu, and Nigerian modernism.
2:25 pm –2:55 pm - The Artists Voice – Ibrahim Mahama
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Town Hall – Artists Session
(Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi with Rahima Gambo, Eric Van Hove, Paul Onditi, & Ntone Edjabe)