Invisible Borders comes to Ghana 11-20 July for The Accra Project….
The Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographers Organisation plans to organise a public space exhibition, workshops, symposium and readings in Accra as part of the follow up activities that comes with the Trans-African Road trip of each year. The space identified for the exhibition is the Nima Roundabout in Accra. The exhibition will transform the public space with imagery of contemporary Africa, displayed on a three-sided 20×40 ft. billboard and in the open grass of Nima Roundabout.
The intention to make such outings is rooted in the core ideals of Invisible borders which is to transcend limitations, be it the physical frontiers that exists between people or those that exists between the artists and the public who are in fact, the inspiration for their creations. For more information on the programs, see below:
PHOTO EXHIBITION OPENING | Sat. 13 July | Nima Roundabout
Reception at St. Kizito School
Exhibition in the public space of Nima Roundabout featuring works from the Invisible Borders Road Trip and by selected Ghanaian photographers.
READ-OUT HANGOUT | Wed. 17 July | W.E.B. Du Bois Centre
Open session featuring readings by participating writers from the Invisible Borders blog as well as from their work produced during the workshop. The evening will be headlined by Chibundu Onuzo, acclaimed author of Spider King’s Daughter (Faber & Faber) and Emmanuel Iduma, author of Farad.
TALK PARTY Screening & Discussion | Fri. 19 July | W.E.B. Du Bois Centre
Invisible Borders teams up with Accra[dot]Alt for an exclusive screening of the Invisible Borders film, projection of photographs from The Accra Project workshops, and panel discussion moderated by ‘the funky professor’ Kobby Graham. Mutombo da Poet and Poetry Asantewa on their spoken word game, DJ breaking it down on the turntables.
WORKSHOPS on Photography, Writing, and Film-Making | 12-20 July | W.E.B. Du Bois Centre
Workshops for selected participants in photography, writing, and film-making, including discussions, portfolio reviews, and ‘working the city.’
Invisible Borders is a social intervention by a selected number of 21st century African artists who believe that building a Trans-African highway of the mind and sensitizing the populace toward trans-cultural exchange is the key to maximizing the unexplored potentials of the people of Africa. The Accra Project furthers the aims of fostering dialogue and discussions between people and tribes of the continent through tangible artistic interventions.
The Accra Project is presented in collaboration with the Foundation for Contemporary Art, Ghana; Accra[dot]Alt; and Nima Muhinmanchi Art.
The Accra Project is sponsored by Smoothy’s Nourish LAB, Sunshine Salad, Ink-It, Unik Xpressions, Absolut Vodka, and Roots Flavours Restaurant; with support from the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, Nima AMA East Aywaso Sub-Metro, and St. Kizito Schoo
To view outcome of the Accra project through images, click here: