Congratulations to Modupeola Fadugba, who will be the first African gracing the cover of the issue of Harper Bazaar’s Art Magazine.
Two of her works will also be featured and exhibited at a gallery in Dubai.
Modupeola Fadugba is a multi-media artist working in painting, drawing, and socially engaged installation. A self-taught artist, Modupe’s inspiration comes from a lifetime of experiences comparing the developed West, where she was primarily raised and educated, with developing countries like Togo and Nigeria, where she is from.
Much of her thoughts are focused on Nigeria. She is concerned with how Nigeria can, beyond ordinary descriptions of development, excel as a nation. Her artistic work explores themes of games, calculation, and value within the Nigerian context.
Fadugba shared the news on her Instagram, writing,
“Cover Girls… So honored to have the ladies of the Ibadan Synchronized Swimming team of @iis_ng gracing the cover of @harpersbazaarart this month! Many thanks to Editor in Chief @rebeccaanneproctor for handling the works and narratives with such care and to @gallery1957 and @mg.zakhem for aligning the details swimmingly.”
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REVEALED: #HarpersBazaarArt @harpersbazaarart cover star Nigerian artist @modupeola.fadugba for our mammoth #Marchissue in time for @artdubai where #modupeolafadugba will exhibit her works at first-time fair participant #Accra based @gallery1957 One of the artist’s beautiful swimmers, with the movements of a ballet dancer, graces this issue’s cover marking the first time #HarpersBazaarArt places an #AfricanArtist on its cover. Modupeola’s swimmer is as much representative of the rising African art scene as it a philosophical statement on the importance of never giving up. “Together, we can go farther, at the expense of going faster,” says the artist. Stay tuned for more. #HarpersBazaarArt #contemporaryart #gallery1957 #africa #middleeast
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Why have one when you can have two? @harpersbazaarart celebrates its #March issue with a second cover by @modupeola.fadugba entitled ‘Pink Train’ (2018) which will be shown by @gallery1957 at @artdubai next week. Don’t miss this mammoth issue and its African Special with features on the new @macaal_ museum in #marrakech @154artfair @marianeibrahimgallery #sergeattukweiclottey @afrogallonism @zohraopoku part of @artdubai new ‘Residents’ programme @abeodedina recent sales at @christiesinc @sothebys @bonhamsafricanart An in-depth piece on the problems related to authenticity in #MiddleEastern #ModernArt A visit to @paulaalaskari #AbuDhabi home In conversation with @nadiasamdani and #rajeebsamdani profiles on @saranaimphoto #SarahMorris in the lead up to her @whitecubeofficial show in #HongKong the vision of #Tehran based @dastansbasement previews of @artbab.bh @artdubai @thearmoryshow @artbasel #hongkong reviews on the @dhakaartsummit @indiaartfair #Palestinianart @tabari_artspace @kourosh_carbon12 a visit to the #Beirut studio of @nadim.karam and the Last Look with renowned #Ghanaian artist @ibrahimmahama and much much more #harpersbazaarart #africanart #middleeasternart