Initiated by The Ben Enwonwu Foundation in collaboration with Alliance Française/Mike Adenuga Centre Lagos and Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos, and supported by the Society of Nigerian Artists, ‘Point of View’ (POV) recently launched its talk series on Clubhouse on 8 June, 2021.
Biting the Finger that Feeds Us
On 23 June, 2021, the second edition themed ‘Biting the Finger that Feeds Us’ addressed the issue of artists and creatives forced to sell work to, or receive sponsorship from individuals or corporate organisations in opposition to their political and social affiliations/ views. How do artists stay true to themselves while balancing their participation in the market by navigating often through a web of commercially- driven galleries.
The Body is a Battleground
On June 8, 2021, the first edition themed ‘The Body is a Battleground’ was informed by figurative artists of African descent gaining world attention. With work depicting black bodies, they challenge racial injustice.