Access Bank said that as part of its commitment to promoting the best of Africa through art, music, sports and fashion, it partnered Art X in Lagos to realise the third edition of West Africa’s first international art fair.
The bank said it had been a partner of Art X Lagos since its debut in 2016.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank, Dr Herbert Wigwe, said that the bank was able to contribute to the initiative, which works to make Nigeria a noteworthy destination for art collectors far and wide, thereby championing art and creativity born in Africa.
Wigwe said, “Art X Lagos prides itself as an event designed to showcase the best and most innovative contemporary art from the African continent and diaspora. In three short years, it has succeeded in this goal, welcoming over 15,000 visitors, including art and culture lovers, curators from t world over, and the most avid of art collectors.
“Art X Lagos is a cornerstone of both Lagos, and the international art calendar, and, with Access Bank, it strives to not only showcase artists, but enable them to reach their goals.”
The Art X Prize with Access, which was created to recognise and support the best of emerging Nigerian visual art talents, has made a comeback this year, naming Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola as the beneficiary, it added.