In this lecture, Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh will explain the curatorial decisions made for the exhibition he recently curated in Kumasi, Ghana, titled “Spectacles. Speculations…” (February - July 2018). The exhibition features 16 artists from Ghana, Colombia and Holland whose works employ visual, gestural and auditory techniques of image production. An ensemble of mediums, including braille, text, photography, video, sound, black box theatre, sculpture, and spoken word poetry, are used as aesthetic forms through which to probe the contradictory unity that exists between separation and participation in relation to the capitalist enigma of the spectacle.
Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh is a curator, artist and writer based in Kumasi, Ghana. He permanently works, as a curator, with blaxTARLINES KUMASI – the project space and contemporary art incubator at the Department of Painting and Sculpture, in KNUST College of Art, Ghana. Ohene-Ayeh is currently a PhD Studio (Painting & Sculpture) student at KNUST. He actively publishes texts on www.iubeezy.wordpress.com. Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh is the current grant holder of KfW Stiftung’s program 'Curators in Residence: Curating Connections’ in collaboration with the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.
In collaboration with KfW Stiftung.