As part of her art and games world tour, Isabelle Arvers has been exploring the video art and video gaming culture in Nigeria enroute her travels to Ghana and Senegal (He will also visit Kenya, Egypt and Madagascar before leaving Africa). Her world tour has seen her in parts of Asia and Latin America.
Enter Africa, Goethe Institut and SpielFabrique have announced that three studios out of the 6 finalists have been declared winners of the Enter Africa competition for the quality of their African video game concepts.
Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, Antawan I. Byrd, practitioners were invited to respond to Nigeria’s former capital (replaced by Abuja in 1991).
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In the wake of the Enter Africa programme, a project implented by Goethe Institut accross 15 African Countries (Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Burkinna faso, Togo, Cameroon, South Africa, Nigeria, DRC, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia), the network and Goethe Institut have been developing new ways for future cooperation and partnerships across and beyond the continent.
Epic Games, the developers of Unreal Engine, are coming to Nigeria to support the growing game development industry. The two-day wokshop holding in Unilag, Lagos will cover beginner and expert hacks with the engine. There will also be a special class on cross-platform conversion of projects for those who are interested in porting Unity Engine projects to the Unreal Engine.
The 2019 edition of the Lagos Comic Convention opens today at the Alliance Française de Lagos / Mike Adenuga Centre and the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island. The event is expected to run from September 19th to 21st, 2019.
Del-York Creative Academy, the highly anticipated filmmaking and media training program, has announced the dates for the next module of the programme. The 2020 edition of this programme, which holds in Ghana, is slated for March 2nd – April 4th, 2020.
Spark AR and HBO are calling all creators to participate in the Watchmen Mask Off, a new contest where anyone can submit AR mask effects inspired by the new HBO show Watchmen.
In an event hosted by the Alliance Française Lagos at the Mike Adenuga Centre last weekend, Video Art Network Lagos (VAN Lagos) hosted artists and the general public to a workshop and a panel discussion on the new uses for AR in our digital social spaces and exploring new uses for the technology.