Something Off-White, something blue 🔵
#AlaraLagos #Lagos #Nigeria | March 22, 2019, 9:01 am
New arm candy anyone? 😉🍭 More in stories
#AlaraLagos #Lagos #Nigeria | March 21, 2019, 9:09 am
Today we are celebrating perfumer Majda, creative director of @majdabekkali_parfums on her notable woman Fatima Mernissi. “She was an exceptional woman that I had the joy of meeting while I was working on my first personal creations.
She welcomed me warmly and with the simplicity of the great minds, on the terrace of her lovely apartment in Rabat, invaded by jasmine and bougainvillea. I had read all her books greedily, and I found in her stories a deep humanity that echoed in me. I wanted to tell her that her freedom inspired me and her vision of the world touched me.
She was a woman of letters, a scholar. Her words will remain in me like sweet music: "I will speak to them about the fascination of the unknown, the risk and the unaccustomed. I will sing to them the unusual and all that one does not control. That is to say the only life that is worthy of a being without sacred borders or not. A life with new smells that do not recall anything ancestral. I will chisel the words to share the dream with others and make borders useless. "
She was a writer, university professor, member of the United Nations University Council, and led a major feminist struggle in civil society. She was also a member of the Group of Wise on Dialogue between Peoples and Cultures of the European Union. “
#AlaraLagos #Lagos #Nigeria | March 18, 2019, 1:45 pm
@nokbyalara beer parlour tomorrow evening!
Wind down at the Nok beer parlour in celebration of Saint Patrick’s day with all your favourite Nigerian beers, beer
parlour snacks, local drinks, food and games.
#alaralagos #lagos #nigeria | March 16, 2019, 10:37 am
Okwui Enwezor 1963 - 2019
We lost a Titan today.. 💔
Okwui Enwezor was more than an art curator or critic, he was a poet, writer and an educator who will be greatly missed. He was the director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany from 2011 - 2018.
Throughout his career, Okwui put special emphasis on expanding the contemporary art canon to include artists from around the world.
In 1996, he had his breakthrough as a curator of In/sight, an exhibit of 30 African photographers at the Guggenheim Museum, which was one of the first shows anywhere to put contemporary art from Africa in the historical and political context of colonial withdrawal and the emergence of independent African states.
He was known for his expansive exhibitions (his Venice Biennale included 136 artists) and his conceptual rigor.
Okwui was the first African-born curator in the history of the Venice Biennale, and presented an extensive and intuitional show focusing on worldwide violence and political upheaval.
Thank you Okwui for your vision and brilliance. You will be truly missed.
RIP 🙏🏾 | March 15, 2019, 5:59 pm