ZAM Reporter

1.10.22 – 13.11.22, Amsterdam | Between the western gaze and the heterogeneous African identity

A new exhibition with the works of Mohau Modisakeng, Ishmael Armarh and Kwadwo Amfo opened last week at Gallery Ron Mandos in Amsterdam.

Ishmael Armarh's (Ghana, 1986) exhibition Possibilities shows us a series of paintings about the constant dialogue between the Western gaze and the heterogeneous African identity. It is the result of a collaboration with the Noldor Residency, Ghana’s first independent artist residency and fellowship program for contemporary African artists on the continent as well as in the Diaspora. Kwadwo Amfo's (Ghana, 1990) exhibition Dipo is about a puberty rite performed by the Shai and the Krobo people of southeastern Ghana. Within a new series of paintings and photographs, Mohau Modisakeng (South Africa, 1986) makes reference to a sacred mountain Madimatle, a historic area in South Africa that has for centuries been the site of pilgrimages and traditional spiritual rituals.

This video takes you through the exhibition display:

Walkthrough video exhibitions: Ishmael Armarh, Kwadwo Amfo and Mohau Modisakeng from Galerie Ron Mandos on Vimeo.

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