Re-assemblages Concept Note

Re:assemblages (2024-25) is a support structure and programme initiated by G.A.S. Foundation that explores the G.A.S. Library and Picton Archive as a site of rhizomatic exchange. Through a series of activations, the programme aims to foster discursive dialogues and actions on African art publications.

In 2012, instrumental symposium Condition Report: Symposium on Building Art Institutions in Africa was held in Dakar to address the changing role of art institutions and initiatives in Africa in a decade that witnessed the emergence of a various independent art spaces. 12 years on, Re:assemblages poses new critical questions focused on the creative potential of libraries sustained by art institutions in the African continent.

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Open Call : Studio Visit at G.A.S. Lagos

Open Call : Studio Visit at G.A.S. Lagos

Hosted by Amanda Iheme

G.A.S. Fellow and current resident, Amanda Iheme, is thrilled to announce an open call for photographers to participate in her upcoming Open Studio event. This opportunity is designed for photographers at the early stages of their careers who are eager to showcase their work, and engage with a vibrant community of artists and art enthusiasts during the event. This open studio is an excellent chance to network, receive direct feedback on your work, and gain visibility within the local art scene.

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Open Call: Annotations Programme Research Associates

Open Call: Annotations Programme Research Associates

Applications Closed

Are you passionate about cultural exchange and eager to delve into the exploration of African art library collections and archival materials? Join us as a researcher under G.A.S. Foundation's 7 week Annotations Research Programme from 10th June until 26th July 2024. 

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Residency Report: Remi Kuforiji

Residency Report: Remi Kuforiji

Water No Get Enemy: Counter-cartographies of Diaspora describes the ongoing research of Remi Kuforiji, one of two inaugural residents from the Royal College of Art's Association of Black Students, Alumni & Friends (RCA BLK) at G.A.S. Foundation. Starting in 2021, the multifaceted project has taken various forms including installation, Illustration and film. The project aims to develop a model of resistance to crude oil extraction and ecocide in the Niger Delta. By learning from indigenous epistemologies archived in Nigerian masquerade, the project proposes a new masquerade: a method of cartography that critiques harmful extractive practices by bringing multiple diasporic sites into dialogue through performance.

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A Look Inside the Nigerian Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia

A Look Inside the Nigerian Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia

Today marks the unveiling of the Nigerian Pavilion at the 60th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. It's the country’s second participation in the global event and the presentation curated by Aindrea Emelife (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at MOWAA, the Museum of West African Art in Benin City, Nigeria) showcases works by a cross-generational group of artists including Y.S.F. and G.A.S. Founder Yinka Shonibare CBE RA alongside G.A.S. alumni Tunji Adeniyi-Jones and artists Ndidi Dike, Onyeka Igwe, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Abraham Oghobase, Precious Okoyomon, and Fatimah Tuggar. Commissioned by the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, on behalf of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Art, Culture and the Creative Economy, the exhibition exclusively features commissioned, site-specific works, which have been installed throughout the historic Palazzo Canal in Venice’s Dorsoduro. 

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