Esinam Damalie, Bernice Ameyaw, OTHERS for ‘This exhibition is untitled’ SHOWCASE

The works from the studios of young Ghanaian artists brought together in this group exhibition draw a certain amount of cachet from this tongue in cheek ‘non-title’. The group...
Winfred Nana Amoah -Gbledi -102x114cm-Mixed Media on Canvas © Nii Odzema Nfoningraphy

The works from the studios of young Ghanaian artists brought together in this group exhibition draw a certain amount of cachet from this tongue in cheek ‘non-title’. The group exhibition comprises of works by Esinam Damalie, Bernice Ameyaw, Yussif Mussah, Rufai Zakari, Winfred Nana Amoah and complimented by writings and doodling by Jo Nketia a poet.

Their works carry elements of sobriety, daring, insouciance, sassy energised vibes, hope and heartfelt desires. Almost all the works in the exhibition reflect deeply felt personal anxieties, fleeting relationships, rooted connectedness or even chance encounters with individuals and community- creating a connection between the viewer and anonymous people- linked by dreams, yearnings, ambitions and fears.

Vivid assemblages created from medical texts, mobile money cards, fabric, water and food wrappers and packaging weaving together contexts, histories and narratives. In these totally unprecedented times, when we must all adapt to tough restrictions and adopt comportment contrary to our instinctive leanings, we welcome these individuals and communities confronting us. Complementing the body of rare figurative and drawings are sculpture by Esinam and Bernice which also leave visitors coming away with vivid and long- lasting impact by the fabrications from everyday materials and by-products- hair extensions, bitumen and car parts. We strongly believe in the relevance of continued artistic production in these times and importance of individuals in engaging with cultural programmes for their well-being and hence that of the society.

Nubuke Foundation believes that our remit is even more relevant today as it was when we started almost 15 years ago and we embrace wholeheartedly the words of Prince Claus Fund,’ Culture is a basic need’. This exhibition will simultaneously be hosted in our first virtual exhibition presentation. Whilst nothing can compare with the feelings and senses that are evoked when immersed within the atmosphere of a gallery setting, we hope to bring memorable in-person experiences and similar ones to our online audiences for the first time within our viewing rooms.

In line with the COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, there will be no official opening event on 3 July 2020. We will have entry protocols- 10 people will be allowed into the gallery at any time and ask groups to contact the office to confirmed entry time. For the duration of the exhibition, online registration on our website is encouraged with an indication of preferred time slots. We will keep your details for our newsletter and pass on to officials if needed for contact tracing. Thank you for all your support and do look out for more information regarding our exciting programming calendar for the duration of the exhibition. But please bear with us as we experiment and try out new ways of being.