in collaboration with My Dear Fagot
Opening 21 June 2018
crazinisT artisT in Conversation with
Ric Bower Editor-in-Chief CCQ Magazine, 5:00 pm
Opening reception and party, 6 pm - 10:30 pm
For his 2018 show at Gallery 1957, Passing Through – Acts of Radical Empathy, Ghanaian-Togolese performance artist Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi, also known as crazinisT artisT, engages in a series of visual and performative transitions that form a sequel to his 2017 presentation
dZikudZikui-aBiku-aBiikus is the third edition of my good Friday interventions and performance series. It calls for people of all [forms] and [powers] to reflect on their contribution, action and inaction in/to human violence, discrimination, hate, prejudice, our vulnerabilities and mortality.
It also sparks the crucifix as a starting point to question the failure and irresponsibility of Christianity in and outside Africa and its contradictory participation in such inhuman acts and human...
PARA-OTHER : A Transatlantic Shortwave That Transcends Language And Geography
CALL FOR ARTISTS
ACCRA [dot] ALT, REDD KAT Pictures, Grin Studios, Attukwei Art Foundation and Dr. Monk announce the eight Annual CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival will be held August 20 - 26, 2018
Deadline 1 May 2018
How do we re-interpret the world beyond the intimacy of our eyes, mind and body?
Could the moving image complement our non-stoppable hallucination of the future of freedom?
The film series will be presented at Chale Wote Art Festival 2018 in James Town, Accra (GH) and international museums and art spaces in The Netherlands.
Send us your One Minute video.
Deadline 1 May 2018
How to send your One Minute: theoneminutes.org/participate
Performance art, shamanism, spirituality. Art or religion? Fashion, or the desire for meaning in our existence? In the project Beyond Ritual we want to hear from international artists, what they have to tell us based on their own work, their cultural background and their scientific view on the subject. We will experience performances and rituals that will truly enchant us and we will even learn how to become a sorceress ourselves. Together with the artists we will dive into a world of energies
Following on from crazinisT artisT’s Rituals of Becoming exhibition at Gallery 1957 earlier this year, issue 12 of CCQ leads with a collaborative set of performative images created exclusively for the magazine and a conversation with the artist and the curator of the exhibition, Maria Rus Bojan. To download the latest issue of the magazine.
Another feature in the African focused collecting supplement reviewed the use of textiles and fabric in the practice of West African artists. The article included the works of Gallery 1957 artists Serge Attukwei Clottey, crazinisT artisT and Zohra Opoku.
In an interview with Oliver Enwonwu for Omenka Magazine, crazinisT artisT talks about performance art in Africa, the thoughts that go behind his work and what he hopes visitors will see in 'Rituals of Becoming', his debut solo exhibition at Gallery 1957.
Consisting of a theatrical installation that displays multichannel video projections, a readymade sculpture and a performance from the artist, the exhibition explores the assumed distinctions between gender identity, class, political injustice, violence and the objectification of humans. The immersive installation is composed from female clothes gathered and worn by the artist over the years, while the video installation depicts crazinisT artisT’s daily rituals of transformation. Collectively...
Over the past decade, the Department of Painting and Sculpture, KNUST under the revolutionary and interventionist teaching of [Dr] kąrî'kạchä seid'ou who has until recently been supported by some of his colleague lecturers [ifnotall], expanded its artistic territories beyond the walls of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the city of Kumasi. However, the department has recorded several 'self-curated' solo exhibitions by students as part of their final year proj