Cornfields in Accra
Updated: May 9
Museum of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana
17 Jun 2016 - 13 Aug 2016
The exhibition ‘Cornfields in Accra’ is a blaxTARLINES exhibition project held at the Museum of Science and Technology in Accra. blaxTARLINES is the contemporary art project space of the Department of Painting and Sculpture, KNUST, Kumasi. The exhibition showcased the works of 80 artists and spanned a wide variety of emergent practices in Ghana. The exhibition’s title ‘Cornfields in Accra’ is an adaptation of Ama Ata Aidoo’s poem, a meditation on resilience in crisis moments. This theme was fundamental to the practices of selected artists, especially, of the late Cameroonian artist Goddy Leye whose life work was honoured with the inclusion of his sound installation. Exhibition labels and texts were translated into braille to expand access to the visually impaired. ‘Cornfields in Accra’ went on record as the largest scale contemporary art exhibition in Ghana, attracting about 15,000 local and international visitors.
(BFA 2016, selected): Ababio N. Y. Ablordeppey, Felix Brenya Acheampong, Adwoa Konadu Antwi- Boasiako, Sampson Addae, Dominic Osei-Adu, Samuel Asiedu, Samuel Asare Frimpong Ansong, Juliana Asare, Salomey Asante, Paul Amegboe, David Amofa, Seth Atuah, Simon Bowman, Aisha Ali- Musa, Mabel Akomea Yeboah, Samira Abdulai Moro, Abubakar Sadik Idris, Ebenezer Ennuson, Belinda Owusu, Prince Douglas Asiedu, Joseph Kobby Anim, Dorothy Kumah, Henry Obeng, Thelma Opoku Danquah, Deborah Serwaa Oppong, Jonathan Okoronkwo, Prince Osae-Nyarko, Nana Kofi Owusu- Sekyere, Kingsley Oppong, Kwofi Remy, Emmanuel Safo Siaw, Prince Yeboah, Hoglah Tabuah Som, Darren Shimawuda Ziorkley.
(BFA 2017, selected): Kevin Boamah Abankwa, Georgina Fynn, Daniel Boakye, Fredrick Nii Noi Botchway, Rosemary Esinam Damalie, Earl Davis, Valentina Duffour, Stephen Kwakye, Tracy Thompson, Andrews McCarthy, Priscilla Kennedy, Bernice Ameyaw, Yaw Asare Bediako, William Asiedu, Caleb Prah, Prince Oduro, Percy Nii Nortey, Jeffrey Owusu Peprah.
Alumni: Lois Arde-Acquah, Alvin Ashiatey, Lawrence Baganiah, Elolo Bosoka, Eugene Edzorho, Afia Prempeh, Elvis Nsiah, Yaw Owusu, Deryk Owusu Bempah, Emmanuel Kwaku Pianim, Desmond Acquah, Akwasi Afrane, Livingstone Amoako, Geoffrey Biekro (Captain’s Kitchen), Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi (crazinisT artisT), Kelvin Haizel, Yaw Brobbey Kyei, Esther Ofosu (XTA), Daniel Osei Poku, Adjo Kisser, Mavis Tetteh- Ocloo.
Special Guest Artists: Bright Tetteh Ackwerh, Dorothy Amenuke, Rex Akinruntan, Lolo Atanley, Timothy Affram, Edwin Bodjawah, Ibrahim Mahama.