Alternative Art

Space For Creatives

A place where artiste and creatives cohabit
to echange ideas and co-create work

Alternative Art

Space For Creatives

A place where artiste and creatives cohabit to echange ideas and co-create work

Vernacular

Art-Space Labouratory Foundation

Vernacular Art-space Laboratory Foundation (VAL Foundation) is an artist-led initiative, founded in 2015 in Lagos.

It is an alternative art space where artists and creatives cohabit to exchange ideas and co-create works that do not conform to any artistic pattern/practice. As a non-commercial art space, the collaboration of pluri-disciplinary artistic expression is our main focus as a platform.

Vernacular

Art-Space Labouratory Foundation

Vernacular Art-space Laboratory Foundation (VAL Foundation) is an artist-led initiative, founded in 2015 in Lagos.

It is an alternative art space where artists and creatives cohabit to exchange ideas and co-create works that do not conform to any artistic pattern/practice. As a non-commercial art space, the collaboration of pluri-disciplinary artistic expression is our main focus as a platform.

Our Focus:

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Interdisciplinary Workshops

Communal Art Education

Residency Program

Our Focus:

9

Interdisciplinary Workshops

Communal Art Education

Residency Program

Interdisciplinary Workshops

Vernacular Art-space Laboratory is interested in experimental and experiential workshops initiated through collaboration with artists from different artistic genre: dance, writing, music, drama, photography, cinematography, fine arts, street art, pop art, IT art, installation art, video art, architect and scientific manipulation art. As a space for artistic expression, our intention is to promote interaction amongst different art forms to give birth to a new artistic expression/discussion and be presented to the public in our art laboratory.

Interdisciplinary Workshops

Vernacular Art-space Laboratory is interested in experimental and experiential workshops initiated through collaboration with artists from different artistic genre: dance, writing, music, drama, photography, cinematography, fine arts, street art, pop art, IT art, installation art, video art, architect and scientific manipulation art. As a space for artistic expression, our intention is to promote interaction amongst different art forms to give birth to a new artistic expression/discussion and be presented to the public in our art laboratory.

Communal Art Education

One part of our art education is to make literature and academic materials available in our space – a Traditional Library with a variety of arts books, essays, journals, magazines and papers on different artistic practices. As well as an Audio-Visual Library that will avail both resident and visiting artists to investigate profoundly in research and also, present to the public with a rich understanding on subjects in relation to different contemporary artistic presentations.

Regularly, Vernacular Art-space Laboratory shall organise seminars and conferences with various interdisciplinary artists in Africa and international artists to enrich scholarly and artistic discourses at the both local and international levels.

We apply a self-motivated method of art education by using various formats to reach a wide audience locally and internationally. Our belief is that “art is not a product, rather it is a conversation”. Through research, both traditional and non-traditional approaches, resident artists and our community of young creatives shall be exposed to academic and alternative systematic analysis and in conclusion presented in artistic/discursive formats. Artist-In-Residence shall participate in art talk and create site-specific art projects with a target to a sect that is new to contemporary art in the community.

Communal Art Education

One part of our art education is to make literature and academic materials available in our space – a Traditional Library with a variety of arts books, essays, journals, magazines and papers on different artistic practices. As well as an Audio-Visual Library that will avail both resident and visiting artists to investigate profoundly in research and also, present to the public with a rich understanding on subjects in relation to different contemporary artistic presentations.

Regularly, Vernacular Art-space Laboratory shall organise seminars and conferences with various interdisciplinary artists in Africa and international artists to enrich scholarly and artistic discourses at the both local and international levels.

We apply a self-motivated method of art education by using various formats to reach a wide audience locally and internationally. Our belief is that “art is not a product, rather it is a conversation”. Through research, both traditional and non-traditional approaches, resident artists and our community of young creatives shall be exposed to academic and alternative systematic analysis and in conclusion presented in artistic/discursive formats. Artist-In-Residence shall participate in art talk and create site-specific art projects with a target to a sect that is new to contemporary art in the community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residency Programme

Vernacular Art-space Laboratory resolves to accept artists working independently from different disciplines periodically as resident artists to collaborate in a new project within a specific time frame. Our collaboration with artists on this phase of projects shall seek to concentrate on the contemporary issues affecting social-status of the post-colonial communities and the effect of postmodernism. The tenets of colonialism still permeate various strata of life making it an essential discourse of the 21st century and by highlighting the discourse through artists’ lenses and by making scholarly propositions; we are contributing to the mediation process between then and now as new interventionists.

Our Objectives

Community Drive Initiative

To enhance community-driven initiatives to celebrate people’s sense of place.

Youth Participation

Strengthen the role of youth participation in the community to voice their perspectives about their ideal living space.

Alternative Education

Regularly initiate alternative educational activities that involve youth in the community.

New Ideas

Serve as a platform for new ideas and projects that will enhance humanity in our community

Artistic Exchange

Create a platform for artistic exchange between the Anglophone and Francophone artists in West Africa as a strategy to foster intercultural dialogue.

Create a Platform

Provide space of exchange for both local and international artists

Artistic Exchange

Create a platform for artistic exchange between the Anglophone and Francophone artists in West Africa as a strategy to foster intercultural dialogue.

Create a Platform

Provide space of exchange for both local and international artists