Tech company, Samsung has partnered with contemporary art destination, Rele Gallery, to launch Tech Meets Art -an innovative art competition and exhibition.
Themed ‘Interactions: Crossing Lines’, the exhibition is led by visual artist duo of Soji Adesina and Uthman Wahaab. The theme seeks to deconstruct the concept of how drawings interact with the gallery space. The drawings will be rendered to exceed the boundaries of drawing surfaces, (paper & canvass) travelling onto the walls of the gallery and into digital spaces – Samsung tablet devices.
This innovative exhibition will mark a milestone for the tech and art industry in Nigeria, as this would be the very first time that interactions between both spaces would happen on such a large scale. Samsung, with its devices and Rele Gallery, in the art it showcases, are both committed to creative disruptions, initiatives and projects that engage people, change the way we see, think – and this collaboration is one of such.
Running alongside the exhibition will be an art competition where participants are required to submit an art work (drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, video art and mixed media work) that fits into the aforementioned theme, as illustrated by the work of artist duo Soji Adesina and Uthman Wahaab.
Reputable art industry leaders will judge the competition based on originality, creativity and technicality.
The exhibition opens to the public, at the gallery, which is situated at 5 Military Street, Onikan Lagos from September 1 to September 13, 2015. During this period competition entries can be viewed on Samsung devices at the gallery.
The competition ends on the September 9th 2015, and a closing ceremony for the exhibition will hold on September 13 2015, which will see the announcement of the top 3 winners of the competition, who will be selected based on both social media and judges’ votes.
Click here for details on how to participate.