ART SPEAKS LOUDER IN THE STREETS OF ACCRA: #CHALEWOTE2014

Photography by GHANYOBI MANTEY , KOBE SUBRAMANIAM & ACCRA DOT ALT

Accra’s deepest history lies in James Town, the original port city leading to the
development of Ghana as a nation. James Town is a time capsule and a treasure
trove all at once. The place is filled with beautiful colonial architecture and
spirited boxing legends, a tumultuous history of the transatlantic slave trade and
and a people’s diehard spirit to remember who they are. Here a constellation of
families, cultural practices, and aquatic livelihoods persistently remix James
Town’s past, present and future. It is a place of endings and beginnings, of
ongoing deaths and rebirths.

IBRAHIM MAHAMA

SOCIAL REALITY

This installation covers a building with fabric made from coal sacks and wax print panels. This is a project of relational aesthetics. The architecture is seen as an extension of the body irrespective of it’s ” true relationship” with the site and its history.

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NIMA MUHINMANCHI ART [NMA]

THE JOURNEY BEYOND Inspired by Kofi Awoonor

This mural explores stores of life after death from our histories, cultures, religion,s and folklore. This project explores different material forms that play with the subject, space, and community. Conceiving of the site as as a pace station, the canvases reg-imagines as a portal into new histories, possibilities, hopes and desires.

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JASON NICCO-ANNAN

A Flock of Beginnings

The Booker Prize winning novel, The Famished Road by Nigerian writer Ben Okri, is the main inspiration for this mural. It portrays a child’s imaginary outlook on the possibilities of life and the implication of loss. The flock of birds has a dual meaning: the birds symbolize dreams and possibilities while their flight represents departure, loss, and separation. This piece is a colorful vision of the afterlife that exists through the imagination and thrives on the possibilities and desires of the human soul.

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PRINCE AKA OBAMA

Motorcycle stunts that paraded up and down High Street. #highjumps

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