Access Bank Group has declared its commitment to the growth of contemporary art in Nigeria through the sponsorship of Art X Lagos International Fair for the sixth time as a Gold Sponsor.
Through this collaboration with Art X, Access Bank has brought to life its passion for helping Africans tell the African story through creative and innovative ways in line with the bank’s philosophy to offer ‘More than Banking’.
The four-day event took place at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Bank reaffirmed its commitment through its impactful presence at the 2021 edition of the Fair during, which the 2019 winner of the Art X Prize funded by Access Bank, Etinosa Yvonne, showcased her deeply insightful and thought-provoking project titled: ‘It’s all in my head’.
Beyond providing funding and mentorship for the Art X Prize winner, Access Bank also -showcased its creative spirit through the debut of the ‘ENIYAN’ mask installation at the Fair in collaboration with fast-rising contemporary artist Yusuf Aina.
Speaking on Access Bank’s collaboration with Art X during his speech on the opening night of the fair, Group Managing Director, Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe, said that Art X has continued to be a platform through which African art is soaring and achieving global recognition.
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