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 BoConcept and Nomadic Art Gallery Unite: “Art meets Design” in Abuja

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In a groundbreaking collaboration, global furniture titan BoConcept and Lagos’ esteemed Nomadic Art Gallery have teamed up to present “Art meets Design”, an exhibition melding contemporary Nigerian artwork with Scandinavian furniture design.

Set to run from September 16 to October 7, 2023, the exhibition will grace 37a Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2, FCT Abuja.

Attendees can anticipate beholding masterpieces from renowned Nigerian artists like Oluwaferanmi Okeowo, Joe Abdallah, Anny Robert, and Jessicah Yakno-Abasi Ene.

“Art meets Design” isn’t just a spontaneous idea; its roots trace back to 2014 when BoConcept, the Danish furniture house, made its debut in the Nigerian marketplace.

Charlotte Obidairo of BoConcept, the brain behind this innovative concept, noticed customers grappling with blending contemporary furniture and African art in their homes.

“We wanted to address these concerns by providing a platform where people could visualize the harmonious integration of both realms,” she remarked.

Now, this tried and true concept is making waves across BoConcept locations throughout Africa, with Abuja being the latest beneficiary.

The collaboration with Nomadic Art Gallery—a distinguished Lagos-based gallery championing contemporary African art—promises to make this iteration memorable.

Mercy Imiegha, the Gallery Director of Nomadic Art Gallery, believes that art and design are two sides of the same coin.

“While design might be skill-driven and art more talent-oriented, both aim to leave an indelible impression and elicit reactions,” she opined. “The ‘Art meets Design’ exhibition in Abuja encapsulates this essence.”

Visitors to the exhibition will be treated to a simulated home setting, where art is thoughtfully curated to enhance the beauty and utility of contemporary urban furniture and vice versa.

To further sweeten the experience, every displayed item, be it art or furniture, is available for purchase.

Since its inception in 2016, Nomadic Art Gallery has been relentless in its mission to amplify African art, advocating for artists both in the continent and the diaspora.

Fondly termed as the “Afrobeat of Contemporary Art” by the gallery, NAG has been a maverick in the art scene, breaking traditional barriers.

Their enduring partnership with BoConcept Africa stands as a testament to this, celebrating the synergy of African art and Scandinavian design.

The “Art meets Design” saga isn’t new; it has successfully captivated audiences in cities like Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lagos, and Nairobi.

Now, with its debut in Abuja, the exhibition seeks to further its legacy, proving once again that art and design, irrespective of their origins, can beautifully coexist and complement one another.

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