A five-day art exhibition dubbed “Muses” is set to take place at the Goethe Institut, Accra, from December 11-15. The exhibition is aimed at contributing to art history in Ghana.
Traditionally, a Muse is someone or something that inspires an artist to great creativity. The term has been associated more specifically with the women that influenced the ability of male artists to create great works of art.
The “Muses” exhibition is not meant to only display the theme in its traditional sense, but to show works of Ghanaian contemporary artists, taking on a more diverse representation of the theme.
The participating artists have been carefully selected so as to show works of different media of expression. These include painting, sculpture, performance and video, installation and photography.
The artists set to showcase their works include Jeremiah Quarshie, Serge Clottey, Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Fatric Bewong, and Nii Odzenma.
The rest are Bright Tetteh Ackwerh, Kelvin Haizel and Elkanah Mpesum, Constance Swanike, and Nii Obodai Provencal.
The exhibition has also received institutional support from the Goethe Institut, Golden Baobab, Nubuke Foundation, and Foundation for Contemporary Art.