For Eritrean-born and Frankfurt, Germany-raised Hana Omilani, infusing elements of technology into art is the logical way forward for the creative sector. Beyond the Impart Artists’ Fair, organised by her company Lasmara, she has other big innovative plans for the art sector, she tells Okechukwu Uwaezuoke
So much about Impart Artists’ Fair deserves plaudits. First, there is its innovative and unobtrusive inveigling of technology into the local visual arts aficionado’s consciousness. Then, the spectacular transformation of the basement of Eko Atlantic’s Alpha One Tower into a creative wonderland, thanks to the three-day event, is a real eye-popper. Of course, there is also the fact that the event has, even with its first edition, earned its seat of honour among the Lagos elite art shows that annually light up the October-November season.
A virtual tour of the numerous stands – which display over 450 works by a coterie of artists from Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Eritrea, Sudan, Ghana and Ethiopia alongside cutting-edge technological offerings – reveals a rich harvest of talents. Given that the actual event has ended since Sunday, October 27, two days after its opening on Friday, October 25, a physical tour of the exhibition is no longer possible. Hence, aficionados from all over the world have the possibility of reliving the experience by visiting the fair’s website and clicking on the relevant link.