ART X LAGOS 2018
FRIDAY 2ND – SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2018
THE CIVIC CENTRE | VICTORIA ISLAND | LAGOS | NIGERIA
VIP PREVIEW: 2PM – 10PM ON FRIDAY 2ND NOVEMBER
Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru grew up in the slums of Kenya next to the countries largest rubbish dump. As a child, Cyrus taught himself to turn other peoples rubbish into art, and has now become one of Africas leading young artists having recently given a TED talk on his work here.
The talented artist is best known for his “C-Stunners,” a series of eye-catching handmade spectacles. In Cyrus’s hands, cast-aside bolts, wires, spoons and bottle tops gain a new lease of life as vital components of quirky pieces of wearable art. As a child Cyrus’ parents could not afford to buy him his own pair of glasses so he started making his own frames from anything he could lay his hands on including cutlery.
Currently taking the art world by storm, most recently Cyrus was invited to Washington, DC to give a lecture and workshop at the prestigious Smithsonian Institution at its National Museum of African Art. Cyrus was also one of two Kenyans who was included in the permanent collection of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art that opened in Cape Town late last year and will host Africa’s most important art Fair Art X Lagos which runs from 2nd – 5th November.
See his images exclusively ahead of the exhibition below: