Arthouse Foundation is pleased to present Open Studios with Lagos-based photographer and mixed media artist, Kadara Enyeasi and painter and installation artist, Thierry Oussou on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Enyeasi and Oussou are Arthouse Foundation’s current artists in residence, and they will be presenting their past and present work, speak about their artistic practice, followed by an informal visit to their studios.
At the open studio, guests will get a peek at the body of work that Enyeasi and Oussou are both currently developing [during their residencies].
DATE: Saturday, July 8, 2017
VENUE: Arthouse Foundation, 28 Norman Williams Street, Off Awolowo, Ikoyi, Lagos
About The ArtistsKadara Enyeasi is a Lagos-based photographer and mixed media artist. His current project combines sculpture and performative photography and questions notions of masculinity in Nigeria.
Thierry Oussou is a painter and installation artist from Benin Republic. His current project explores the interaction of characters on the streets of Lagos, as well as research into aspects of language and translation across cultures.
About Arthouse Foundation
Founded in 2007, Arthouse Contemporary is an international auction house that specialises in modern and contemporary art from West Africa. Arthouse Contemporary aims to create awareness of the scope of contemporary art in the region, encourage international recognition towards its talented artists and strengthen the economy of its art market. Arthouse Contemporary has recently expanded with Arthouse-The Space, which organises exhibitions of contemporary art, as well as Arthouse Foundation, a non-profit residency-based programme in Lagos.
The Arthouse Foundation is a non-profit organisation that aims to encourage the creative development of contemporary art in Nigeria. Through a residency-based program, the Arthouse Foundation provides a platform for artists to expand their practice and experiment with new art forms and ideas.
Since 2007, Arthouse Contemporary has hosted two auctions a year in Lagos, in May and November respectively. Each edition of the auction features both master works from the modern period and cutting-edge contemporary art from the region’s most celebrated artists. Notable staples at auction include works by Ben Enwonwu, Yusuf Grillo, Demas Nwoko, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Ato Delaquis, Kolade Oshinowo, Abayomi Barber, Gani Odutokun, Ablade Glover, Ben Osawe, and Akinola Lasekan. Contemporary artists regularly featured in auction include El Anatsui, Rom Isichei, Peju Alatise, Sokari Douglas Camp, Lemi Ghariokwu, Uchay Joel Chima, and Diseye Tantua, among others.Arthouse Contemporary’s auctions are hosted at The Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi and are facilitated by noted auctioneer John Dabney. The auctions also include charity lots that raise money for organisations such as Standard Chartered’s Seeing is Believing, which tackles avoidable blindness, as well as the Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) and the Arthouse Foundation. In February 2016, Arthouse Contemporary inaugurated a third annual auction series, The Affordable Art Auction, which features artwork scaled to a more affordable and accessible price point