The inaugural exhibition at Gallery 1957
Based in Accra and working internationally, Clottey’s powerful testimony to his mother in the aftermath of her death will explore narratives of personal, family and collective histories. In continuation of Clottey’s established use of assemblage, he considers the value of material as a tangible experience of loss. My Mother’s Wardrobe is a result of Clottey’s residency with ANO, whose remit is to uncover hidden and alternative, personal and collective histories, which make up what is now known as Ghana. This is the first in a series of exhibitions under the Creative Directorship of ANO at Gallery 1957 that look to expand exhibitions outside of a closed, limited space.