GHANA: CURRENT ART EXHIBITIONS

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS                                                                   


A: GHANA: Current and Recently Closed Exhibitions
[1] MAY 12 – JULY 1, 2018: Takoradi Technical University Painting and Sculpture End Of Year Show. Main Gallery, Main Gallery, Nubuke Foundation. Under the theme of “Trail Blazers,” Nubuke Foundation is proud to showcase the art of 13 shortlisted final year students and lecturers from the department of painting and department of sculpture at the Takoradi Technical University, Ghana. For details about this and other current events, visit http://www.nubukefoundation.org. Tel. +233 (0)27 744 5596.

[2] MARCH 16 – APRIL 18, 2018. “WIZ KUDOWOR RESPECTIVE. “ Curated by Sela Kodjo Adzei. ANO Gallery opened a major exhibition focusing on Wiz Edinam Kudowor [http://viewghana.com/wiz-kudowor/] This is the first major retrospective art exhibition in Accra and the collection is made up of over 50 paintings and other assorted works that have never been displayed in the public domain. The works include figure drawing, portraiture, still life, architectural designs, fabric designs and his well-known signature style of figurative abstraction with influences of African Masks, Geometric patterns and esoteric symbolism. The medium range from pastel, acrylic, charcoal, collage, appliqué and watercolor. The initial opening at Ano Gallery (March 16, http://anoghana.org) was be followed with subsequent openings on March 20 and 22nd at Berj Gallery (www.berjartgallery.com) and Artists Alliance Gallery, Omanye House (https://www.artistsalliancegallery.com), respectively.

[3] THRU June 7, 2018 GALLEY 1957 (http://www.gallery1957.com) “Almost True” by Bright Ackwerh & Michael Soi. Gallery 1957 presents a collaborative exhibition from two artists hailing from different sides of the continent and exploring satirical recordings of experiences within Africa. “Almost True” by Michael Soi (b.1972, Kenya) and Bright Ackwerh (b. 1989, Ghana, winner of 2016 Kunyehia Prize for Contemporary Ghanaian Art) explores satire within a public setting. The title ironically implies the narratives presented are non-truths, when in fact they are exaggerated recordings of the artists’ personal experiences. The exhibition is curated by media anthropologist and Director of African Popular Culture Studies at Ashesi University, Dr. Oduro-Frimpong. Gallery 1957, located in the 5-star hotel Kempinski (Gold Coast City, Galleria Mall), is dedicated to contemporary art. With a curatorial focus on West Africa, the gallery presents a program of exhibitions, installations and performances by the region’s most significant artists. Gallery 1957 works with artists currently bridging the gap between local and international practices.

THRU MAY 6, 2018 Gallery 1957. “The Stories I Tell Myself” by Florine Demosthene reevaluates the sociopolitical structures and contexts black female sexuality and physicality today.

THRU FEB, 2018. Gallery 1957. “Ak? yaaa heko//One does not take it anywhere” is a
collaborative project between renowned fantasy coffin maker, Paa Joe and performance artist, Elisabeth Efua Sutherland. Paa Joe explores specific funeral practices of the country’s Ga and Fante communities, coastal societies to which both artists belong. This exhibition focuses on the fictional passing of a young girl. Paa Joe’s “fantasy” coffins are now recognized as contemporary art in Ghana (http://observer.com/2017/11/paa-joes-fantasy-coffins-at-gallery-1957-in-ghana/).

B: SPECIAL APPEAL FOR DONATIONS: CHALE WOTE FESTIVAL, Aug 20-26, 2018
One of the active and fast-emerging visual artists in Ghana, Sela Kodjo Adjei (see Curator, Ano Gallery “Wiz Kudowor Retrospective” above) is co-curating again one of the growing national multimedia art and cultural festival, Chale Wote which is increasingly gaining international attention. For this year’s festival, a budget and a range of participants and co-sponsors are being considered but given the growing expanse of this event, it has become necessary to appeal for international contributions and donations, both for this year’s event and subsequent ones in the future. The draft budget details and request for contributions are available to download at:

http://beaconpros.com/chalewote18b.pdf.

Sela Adjei, the curator, can also be reached directly at:
selaadjei@gmail.com; Tel. +233 (0) 242125591; https://www.instagram.com/efoselaart/

 

PHOTO EXHIBITION
--Int Women's Day AND
--Film on Contemp visual arts of Ghana

1940-1990 PAINTINGS AT NATIONAL MUSEUM
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DARE TO DREAM by Astraal, Novotel Dec 4- 31 2014

PAINT (Practising Artists International)

COFFINS LIKE NOWHERE ELSE
W.E.B. DU BOIS IN OUR TIME MY RESEARCH ON VISUALIZING THE MUSICAL / MUSICALIZING THE VISUAL
GOLDWEIGHTS, BRASS, LOST-WAX CASTING
BENSON COLLECTION

  NUBUKE FOUNDATION _ KOFI SETORDJI PHOTO Exhibition at DEI CENTRE

GOETHE Institut Accra

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