Art and culture at their very core serve as some of the most significant, dynamic, participation, and social influences of human behaviour and interaction. When putting together, they have the ability to generate empathy, stir up dialogue, induce reflection and charter new relationships and ideas.
Art and culture also provide a commanding and democratic way of sharing, shaping, and expressing human values. They allow us to explore our inner capabilities and give us insight on how we imagine and use different means to relate to each other. Art and culture also provide us with a way to create useful and meaningful things whilst increasing the value of our livelihoods.
To fully understand or comprehend the potential of art, a person must look deep inside themselves to find out what factors actually impact their lives and values. You have to basically rethink how you view and appraise art. At Adam&Eve, we are fully aware of this. We know that these two aspects play a vital role in steering our principles, behaviours, and general perceptions towards the world we live in.Art and culture help to shape the manner in which we view and understand the world around us.
In line with this understanding, Mrs Modupe Ogunlesi-led Adam&Eve in 2017 moved art enthusiasts from the regular Lagos/Victoria Island hubs to GRA, Ikeja, for the debut edition of The Content exhibition series, curated by Lekan Onabanjo. Dr Bruce Onobrakpeya, Kolade Oshinowo, Raqib Bashorun, Sam Ovraiti, Duke Asidere, Lekan Onobanjo, Tola Wewe, Zinno Orara and Fidelis Odogwu showed at The Content.
The Content returned in the last quarter of the year with its Harmattan Edition and featured a mixed of masters such as Onobrakpeya, Oshinowo, Onabanjo and other nine mid-career artists like Francis Uduh, Juliet Ezinwa Maja-Pearce, Damola Adepoju, Ibe Ananaba, Olumide Oresegun, Emmanuel Stanley Dudu and Joshua Nmesirionye.
This year’s spring edition is expected to hold at the same venue come April 1st to 30th and It’s titled the watercolour masters. This edition will feature master artists such as Lekan Onabanjo, Olu Ajayi, Tayo Adenaike, Sam Ovraiti, Victor, Obasuyi, Angela Isiewe, Ini Brown and Kehinde Sanwo.
Our views on Art and Culture is geared towards understanding how exactly these two aspects relate to each other and the impact they have on our lives, ranging from institutions, schools, government, church, and home-life. If you are interested in broadening your view on the inherent values of the culture in art, attend the forthcoming Content art exhibition happening at Adam&Eve Place, No 8 Isaac John Street, Ikeja G.R.A Lagos.