Saturday 8 October 2016

Meet Seven Ghanaian Artists Showing ‘New Threads’ in Lagos

They have been described as seven leading and emerging contemporary artists from Ghana. The artists: Kofi Setordji, Kofi Agorsor, Nii Obodai, Nicholas Kowalski, Constance Swaniker, Nyornuwofia Agorsor and Nana Anoff are showcasing 69 unique paintings on canvas and jute, sculptures and photographs.

Sculpture titled See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil by Kofi Setordji.

The month long exhibition which opens to the public on Monday October 10, 2016 at Temple Muse, Victoria Island, Lagos is a testament to the evolving artistic ecosystem of our longstanding neighbors and art in Africa as a whole, explains the curator, Sandra Mbanefo Obiago. 

  “New Threads is premised on a modern fabric of creativity woven within the context of an ancient loom of rich artistic ancestry, but presented in contemporary colors and expressions that address current global issues.  A recurring theme in the exhibition is the interwoven renewal of universal symbols through expressions of modernity. The artworks address frontline issues such as migration, environment, emancipation of the girl child, leadership and democracy.”

  The exhibition runs until 17, November, 2016 and is sponsored by UBS, the Swiss global bank, and Moet-Hennessey, both organizations which are committed to nurturing the best of creativity globally.

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