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The Vernacular Art-space Laboratory Foundation (VAL, Foundation) presents its first project – Iwaya Community ART Festival – in Iwaya, a suburb of mainland Lagos. ICAF Lagos, is a project conceived to challenge the notion of art in the white cube and bring it closer to the people who are unaware and might not be able to afford to see a standard exhibition, through the use of alternative and abandon spaces for site-specific installations and performances. This festival make use of the streets in Iwaya community and environs for alternative artistic interventions.

ICAF Lagos 2017 will take place between 6th – 10th December 2017 in Iwaya community. The aim of the Iwaya Community ART Festival is to bring local, national and, where possible, international talents to Iwaya for dialogue and discourse through visual narratives and interventions.

Iwaya Community Art Festival is a not-for-profit production of the Vernacular Art-space Laboratory Foundation (VAL Foundation) in collaboration with artists and performers/performance artists.