Projects are at the core of the Foundation for Contemporary and Modern Visual Arts. They enable stakeholders within the art sector to work together and develop effective and sustainable solutions to key challenges within the sector. They are grouped into 3 independent areas of expertise that show what we believe in at the FCMVA
As part of the objectives of the Foundation to promote Contemporary and Modern Nigerian Art, the Foundation for Contemporary and Modern Visual Arts launches the production of insightful documentaries on prominent artists and collections. Aptly titled Hidden Treasures, this is a series of DVD based video productions on contemporary Nigerian art that highlights various aspects of a subject of which little was previously known, publicly. In association with the Pan-Atlantic University in the production of the Hidden Treasures Series, the series captures what makes an artist tic or what makes a collection unique. The master artist from the Yaba Art School, Kolade OSHINOWO, is the focus in the pilot edition of the documentary; his professional life, career, influence in the industry, significance to the arts, and other issues as his muses and sources of inspiration are covered within the documentary. Other episodes within the series are the art of Yusuf GRILLO, the Collection of the HRM ACHEBE (the Obi of Onitsha) and the art of David DALE, currently in production.
The Foundation has also launched a series of mini documentaries called The Spotlight Mini-Series; a series of online based documentaries on both renowned, upcoming and emerging artists such as Duke ASIDERE, George EDOZIE, Olumide ONADIPE, Phillips NZEKWE, Dipo Dorothy, Tega AKPOKONA etc. Visit our YouTube Channel to watch or subscribe to the mini-series.
It is the aim of the Foundation to publish at least two monographs annually; this is in line with aim to promote contemporary Nigerian art and artists. Our art monograph series is a dedicated work on a single subject, an artist, a collection, or an aspect of a subject on contemporary Nigerian visual arts. With the maiden edition of the monograph due out on shelves by the end of 2014; this series of publications is a critical, historical and analytical evaluation of a particular subject within the Nigerian arts scene. The maiden edition of the monograph will be based on an evaluation of the oeuvre of Kolade Oshinowo, a leading Yaba art school artist, based in the Lagos metropolis. The Foundation was also instrumental in the publication of the monograph on Ben Osaghae; Osaghae –Visual Chronicles of a Society in Flux. Kindly click here for more on this monograph.
As part of our efforts in promoting arts the Foundation for Contemporary and Modern Visual Arts as created an online database of artworks, which once launched will serve as a repository of knowledge and information on various artists, numerous artworks and diverse collection that would have otherwise been hidden or inaccessible to the public.
Our Database of contemporary Nigerian artworks spans both private and institutional collection, from the pre-independence period to recently commissioned works. There are currently approximately 10,00 entries in our free and searchable database and the numbers keep growing.