Image: Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh, Notion: 06 03, 2015. Drawing, oil pastel, and pencil on paper. 21 x 29.7 cm. Courtesy the artist. The Artist as Anamorphic Stain Presented by Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh Thursday, August 11 6:308pm ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 FREE and open to the public Curatorial Intensive alum and artist Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh will speak about his own practice and the contemporary art scene in Accra, Ghana. Ohene-Ayeh reflects upon his work in the larger context of Ghanas art scene, like a brushstroke in a larger picture, “an anamorphic stain in the bigger picture.” The relationship between the work and its artistic context is central to the pedagogic model of k?rîk?chä seidou, an influential professor leading the Department of Painting and Sculpture at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. Through his teaching, k?rîk?chä seidou has consistently encouraged artistic practice to expand into unconventional public spaces and research that challenge the official notions of art and exhibition-making. Ohene-Ayeh will also discuss his ongoing research series Prison Anxieties (2011) that investigates Ghanas cultural/colonial history through writing, installation and curatorial projects including his recent work Notion: 06 03 (2015), which re-imagines the use of flags as symbols of nationalistic identification. Appropriating the formal composition and symbolic language of Asafo flags, Ohene-Ayeh critiques the myths and ideologies that underpin Ghanaian nationalism. This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with KWASI in the subject line.
The Artist as Anamorphic Stain
August 11, 2016- - August 11, 2016 @ ICI Curatorial Hub
ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 New York, NY 10013
Can a Local Commercial Gallery Make a Difference for Artists in Ghana? Published in The Huffington Post by Natalie Hegert, MutualArt March 31, 2016 Full article HERE.