The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja played host to the third edition of the Art of Friendship exhibition.
The Art of Friendship exhibition was purely anchored on the unity of thematic content of the artists, with a keen interest on the stylistic, cultural and symbolic diversity of the art works. It featured art pieces from Africa, Europe and Asia.
The exhibition opened with works of art from Nigeria. The art works, which were taken from a collection of National art and gallery, featured the works of some of Nigeria’s prolific and renowned artist whose works are in public and private collections in Nigeria and beyond.
China is without doubt, the home of the very exquisite Ceramics crafted under strict conditions with painstaking attention to detail and sensitivity to materials. The exquisite, delicate and pristine beauty of these art pieces was a sight for sore eyes. Czech Republic, a two time participant in the art of Friendship exhibition, exhibited eleven Lithographs by a famous Oldrich and accomplished Czech painter and illustrator.
Germany came with eleven woodcut prints, painted upside down; an unconventional style of anamorphic painting that shocked the audience and provoked reflection. South Korea has been part of Art of Friendship from inception and featured 15 Korean traditional folk painting by fifteen contemporary artists in this year’s exhibition.
While speaking at opening ceremony of the Third edition of the Art of friendship 111 an exhibition of art from Asia, Europe and Nigeria, the Director General of National Gallery of Art NGR, Abdullahi Maku noted the agency is excited to be part of this collaborative effort which aims at capturing and promoting the divergent creative spirits from three continents.
The Art of Friendship is expected to strengthen ties between these three continents via artistic media.