Open Call · 13. February 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? To be presented at Chale Wote in James Town, Accra (GH). Send us your One Minute video. Deadline 1 May 2018 How to send your One Minute: theoneminutes.org/participate
Press Release · 11. October 2017
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
News · 10. June 2016
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
Exhibitions · 07. April 2016
if you love me… (The First KNUST MFA Curating show) Loco Shed, Kumasi Railway, Kumasi, Ghana 3:00pm, Friday, 15 Apr 2016 - 05 May 2016 This exhibition is a collaborative effort of railway workers, occupants, engineers, artists, and students of KNUST. The idea is to take on the space of the Kumasi Loco Shed as a living organism, a structure with a vital life of its own. The independently staged exhibition presents work born out of freedom of thought and practice, steered by attitudes of subtle...
Exhibitions · 19. August 2015
Since 2011 the Chale Wote festival has gained both local and international recognition as a grand public event. It brings together all forms of arts from traditional to contemporary through a singular installation piece as a street festival, inviting many participants from Ghana and abroad. A theme is chosen every year as a subject to be explored. Chale Wote ran for one day in the first two editions and later for two days in 2013 and 2014. This year, the event has been scheduled for four days:...
Press Release · 25. June 2015
12 hours in the dungeon 3rd July-Night Public Viewing: 5:00pm-9:00pm 4th July-Morning Public Viewing: 4:00am - 6:00am Elmina Castle, Central Region, Ghana
Exhibitions · 12. June 2015
With the Gown must go to Town, the Department of Painting and Sculpture of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) celebrates its recent past student Ibrahim Mahama’s participation in the 2015 Venice Biennale as the youngest artist of the International Exhibition All the World’s Futures. The Department also congratulates its past student El Anatsui for his Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement awarded by the same Biennale. The Gown must go to Town features the works of the...
Open Call · 02. April 2015
Open call for Participation in the Performance The Return of the Slaves Elmina Castle, Cape Coast, Ghana. 3rd-4th July 2015 Deadline for registering: 25th May 2015 "We are captives... conquered in the mind by these miraged chains of institutional struggles. Humanity has fallen apart and our neighbours are perceived objects of manipulations. Our reasoning and morals can only be governed by architectural doctrines that demolished the powers of our mind." crazinisT artisT, in collaboration with...
Talks · 13. March 2015
crazinisT artisT will give an art talk at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. The artist will describe his multimedia practice which involves performance and installation, his inspiration, recent works and future projects. Wednesday, 18th March 2015 Old Tec-Sec Auditorium 3.30pm Organised by APS and SCUSA, Department of Painting and Sculpture, KNUST Host: blackstarlines KUMASI: Contemporary Art Space
Exhibitions · 12. February 2015
For a chance to see new Ghanaian contemporary art in Kumasi, the exhibition ‘Silence between the Lines’ will open on 19th February 2015 from 6:30–9pm. It will continue to be on show from 20–23 February 2015. ‘Silence between the Lines’ is a thoughtful selection of artists who are at the centre of an emergent wave of contemporary art in Ghana. Their varied visions, radical in their conception and execution, can be understood as anagrams of a transformative future. Contemporary art in...