“The Black Stars of Ghana – Art District” – Contemporary visual art from a Ghanaian perspective
on Friday, 13th March 2015, at 17:00 hrs. at the Nubuke Foundation, address: 7 Adamafio Close, East Legon, Accra, Ghana.
A series of film interviews based on the research project “The Black Stars of Ghana – Art District” that document the work, experiences and inspirations of contemporary Ghanaian visual artists will be shown. The screening presents different Ghanaian contemporary visual artists in separate episodes to an audience of art-lovers and people who are interested in contemporary art. Without obtruding an author’s subjective opinion, this project provides a forum for the artists to explain and present their individual perspectives and personal stories, thereby recounting the narrative of contemporary Ghanaian visual art from a Ghanaian perspective.
Visual artists as diverse as Prof. Ablade Glover, Wiz Kudowor, Kofi Setordji, Marigold Akufo-Addo, Larry Otoo, Gabriel Eklou, Kobina Nyarko and Kwadwo Ani talk about their artistic career, their views on the status of contemporary art in Ghana and the motivations that inspire them to do their best work. The videos are excerpts from a big archive of research that was started in 2005 by Safia Dickersbach, a Berlin-based Tanzanian curator and publisher. The conversations that are now presented document the development of visual art and contemporary culture in both practice and discourse in Ghana today.