Recently I attended the Sao and the muse 3 event and all i can say is i was awed by the level of creativity showcased by young Nigerian artists who spend time in their own unique ways , creating art in it’s many forms.
Sao and the muse is an annual art event , a creative’s haven with diverse medium and bodies of work . The event is currently in it’s third year, and it was held from August 3 – 5th , at Sao cafe, Lagos. It was my first time attending and I would say it’s different from other art exhibitions I have been to. There was a relaxed atmosphere enabling guests not to only see art but engage with it.
This year exhibition themed “Collaboration Era” explores the power of artists eith diverse mediums coming together to create out of the box art, and below are the exhibiting artists and their installations for this year’s Sao and the muse.
“ULO” by POPARTII & JANE MICHEAL EKANEM
Ulo is a post modern art installation by Popartti ( urban fashion brand with art as it’s focal point ) and Jane ekanem ( fashion stylist and designer) . Ulo means “house ” in igbo language and is inspired by the Nigerian vintage style of living . It is a visual re-imagination of a living room filled with junk household materials that has been transformed with colours and the ankara african print fabric. Ulo is colourful and vibrant and it’s beauty runs deep.
|Jane Ekanem in front of ULO|
THE HAPPINESS ROOM by THE YELLOW OF LAGOS.
The room called happiness was all shade of sunshine from the yellow walls, the lights, inscriptions , the yellow woven mats , the woven African handfan billowing down from the ceiling , all inspired by African art and Crafts . From the entrance you are greeted with an inscription that says “your path to happiness starts here” and other inscriptions like “find your happiness” and ” if you are happy and you know it sit right here ” at a spot where a high stool sits.
|Osa Seven with his graftti car installation|
Other artworks by Osa Seven, Williams Chechet, John Madu and Obi Chigozie.
PARADISE by MR COLOR
The room called paradise is a modern retelling of the story of the garden of Eden from a pre- sin perspective. What I love most is that eve was represented by this black mannequin.
HEAVEN by 512ACTIVITY
The art installation by 512Activity called Heaven is a show of creativity in grand style. There was a runway setup with fish pools by its side . The area had soft lights, and softly draped white muslin cloth giving it an heavenly feeling.
Did you attend Sao and the muse 3 event ? How was the experience and what was your favourite art installation? Do leave your comments below.