Contemporary satirical artist and our long time buddy, Bright Tetteh Ackwerh held a solo art exhibition dubbed *Infamous in China*. The two-day event which was held in our new space (opposite Lokko House) saw a display of quite interesting if not somewhat controversial art pieces.
According to the artist, the theme of this series was inspired by conversations with a myriad of creatives especially with the music of FOKN Bois when they narrated the events of their fantastic trip China on a diplomatic cultural exchange mission; the food politics of Selassie Atadika whose work resolves around shedding light on how our food culture really sums up everything else about the quality of our living and the many stories that don’t seem to make the big news but personally find to be very interesting expressions of malignant influence of the Chinese in Ghana…”Retelling such nuanced stories using caricature artistic expression as a medium has long been a staple of the Ghanian art space and communication culture which has been an issue I have been exploring for years.”
Turn out to the event was impressive given the fact we are currently in a pandemic and movement is not advisable. But not to worry, organisers made sure all safety and social distance protocols were observed so the event was a mellow and nice experience.
Art as a medium of communication has a way of telling stories that are deep in meaning but also brings forth thought-provoking questions that challenge certain narratives. Bright’s artwork is an example of how art can be used to question the status quo and to channel certain emotions depending on your perspective.
Retelling such nuanced stories using caricature artistic expression as a medium has long been a staple of the Ghanian art space and communication culture which has been an issue I have been exploring for years.Bright Tetteh Ackwerh
We were happy to see familiar faces like Worlasi, Daniel(GetUpStandOut) and others come through and share this experience with. Not going to lie, but we had a couple of favourites from Bright’s art exhibition (Journey to the East & Souper men) and we are so looking forward to Bright’s next event.