Stanbic IBTC Pension
Managers Limited (SIPML), a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has
announced its sponsorship of the 2019 edition of Art X Lagos. This year, SIPML
is sponsoring Art X Modern which is a newly created section dedicated to celebrating
pioneers of African modern art from the 20th century.
Art X Modern will comprise
three galleries: Bloom Art and Mydrim Gallery, which are Nigerian, and Gallery
1957 from Ghana. The newly introduced section will also feature Uche Okeke and
Obiora Udechukwu, both Nigerian artists, as well as Professor Ablade Glover
from Ghana, amongst other reputed names.
SIPML will also host a dedicated sponsored talk session
which will be open to the public.
Mr. Eric Fajemisin, Chief
Executive, Stanbic IBTC Pensions said the company’s sponsorship of Art X was
hinged on its commitment
towards promoting Nigeria’s art sector. He said: “Our interest in promoting
arts is hinged on the belief that creativity and intellect can serve as sources
of livelihood for individuals who decide to make a career out of their passion for
painting and drawing. In other climes, art is cherished, and patrons sometimes
pay a fortune for works of art that are considered collectors’ items. We want
to promote a culture which ensures that artists are appreciated for their
ingenuity and adequately rewarded with the premium and …read more