The series is conceived as a collaborative platform and will bring together a diverse line-up of artists, curators, writers, thinkers and policy makers, to share their perspectives on the role of the visual arts in shaping society. Also, drawing from other creative disciplines and experiences to take a broad helicopter view of the art scene in Nigeria and Africa, ‘Point of View’ proffers an innovative format, as well as a three-pronged approach that aims to encourage support and funding for the visual arts through public and private sector partnership while ensuring continuing professional development and empowerment for practitioners.
POV 3: Museums, Tourism and Urban Development
The third edition of Point of View titled 'Museums, Tourism and Urban Development' will hold on November 22, 2019 and will address key issues, trends and challenges in Nigeria’s cultural tourism sector.
Leading architects will share their insights on the most innovative construction and design trends, using completed, on-going and upcoming projects as examples. In addition, museum specialists will shed light on improving museum experiences, preservation and conservation activities, as well as the challenges they face while government authorities will highlight investment opportunities and speak on museum development and destination marketing.
Speakers are; Jumoke Adenowo, Principal, A.D. Consulting will present on 'Elements of an African Museum'; Seun Oduwole, Principal Architect SI.SA, who will talk about the 'J.K. Randle Centre for Yoruba History & Culture, Pool & Arcade: A Case for Tourism and Destination Marketing'; and Jess Castellote, Director, Yemisi Shyllon Museum at the Pan Atlantic University, who will speak on 'Yemisi Shyllon Museum: A Study in Innovation, Latest Construction and Design Trends'.
The theme of the panel session is 'The Cultural Tourism Sector: Funding, Visitor Experiences & Technology'. Panellists for the evening are; Aderenle Sonariwo, Consultant to the Ogun State Government on Arts, Culture and Tourism, and founder, Rele Gallery, Lagos; Tosin Oshinowo, Director, cmDesign Atelier (cmD+A) and Omotayo Adeboye, Curator, National Museum, Lagos. Jumoke Adenowo will moderate the session.
POV 2: Raising Capital Against High Value Works of Art
The second edition of ‘Point of View’ titled ‘Raising Capital Against High Value Works of Art’ will hold on October 17, 2019. The title is informed by mounting global interest on art from the continent and a steady growth of the collectors’ base within Africa and especially in Nigeria.
The Ben Enwonwu Foundation in collaboration with the Society of Nigerian Artists and supported by Alliance Française /Mike Adenuga Centre Lagos, launched its inaugural monthly series of talks ‘Point of View’ on September 17, 2019.
Drawing from other creative disciplines and experiences to take a broad helicopter view of the art scene in Nigeria and Africa, ‘Point of View’ aims to encourage support and funding for the visual arts through public and private sector partnership while ensuring continuing professional development and empowerment.
POV 1: A Case for the Artist’s Resale Right in Nigeria
The first edition is themed ‘A Case for the Artist’s Resale Right in Nigeria’. It seeks to ensure artists benefit from secondary and downstream sales of their works like other creatives such as novelists and musicians. It will bring together a diverse line-up of artists, curators, writers, thinkers, wealth managers and policymakers. as well as focus on the implementation of resale royalty rights for Nigerian visual artists as recognised by the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.