JonaQuestArt
presents
The highly acclaimed book
‘The Art of Nigerian Women’
by
Chukwuemeka Bosah.

Join us for a wonderful evening of discussion and the book signing of The Art of Nigerian Women by the Author over drinks and nibbles.

Saturday 24th June 6-8pm
JonaQuestArt 36 Greenwich Church St London. SE10 9BL

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In this collection of art, artists’ statements, and essays by and about 75 Nigerian women artists, Bosah reveals a rich diversity in the media, techniques, iconography, and ideas of established and emerging visual artists. Whether reputable installation sculptors, painters, digital photographers, textile designers, or performing artists in Nigeria and the global Nigerian diaspora, or emerging artists immersed in an array of techniques, the artists creatively produce and exhibit forms with passion and commitment. Given the discourse on women artists, invariably womanism, feminism, and distanciation emerge in the voices of the artists and authors. Anti-feminist attitudes appear in the mix. Nevertheless, the abbreviated art historical interpretations, critical analyses, biographies, and the artists’ voices prevail in offering insight into artistic processes, content, aims, careers, cultural and social landscapes, and local/global mobility and engagement; including the gallery initiatives and related patronage that female Nigerian artists and residents of European descent have historically led. The form, imagination, innovation, inspiration, feminism, sexuality, and individualism represented in the art and texts of this collection contribute to the growing literature on Nigerian art and heighten the desire for greater knowledge about the artists, their works, and integral debates.

– Freida High Wasikhongo Tesfagiorgis, MA, MFA, Ph.D, Evjue-Bascom Professor Emerita of African and African American Art History and Visual Culture, University of Wisconsin

This is a pioneering work, one that deserves a prominent place on the shelves of corporate, institutional, college, and personal libraries. Bosah deserves our admiration for the courage and resources ploughed into this work.

– dele jegede, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History, Miami University


Here are some of the great talents featured in the book

Millicent Osumuo
A passion based artist, who is considered to be one of the best Pastel artist in Nigeria by the author.

Data Oruwari
A prolific self taught Illustration artist whose monochrome works meticulously depicts
African subjects.

Ndidi Emefiele
A trained artist whose works has been shown in numerous galleries and art fairs  in the UK, US and Nigeria. You can read more about her on our blog.

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