4 May, 2018

Gallery 1957 on Artnet.com

Artnet.com have published an article on Gallery 1957's Gideon Appah at 1-54 New York.

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2 May, 2018

Gallery 1957 on TrueAfrica.com

TrueAfrica.com have published a profile on Gallery 1957. Featuring images of artworks by Gideon Appah at 1-54 New York.

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6 February, 2018

Gallery 1957 on Forbes.com

Forbes.com have published a profile on Gallery 1957. Featuring images of Paa Joe's and Elisabeth Efua Sutherland current exhibition.

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6 February, 2018

Gallery 1957 on HarpersBazaarArabia.com

HarpersBazarArabia.com have published an article on Gallery 1957's “Takeover” at Lawrie Shabibi In Dubai.

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5 February, 2018

Gallery 1957 participate in Art Dubai: Modupeola Fadugba

21 – 24 March 2018

Gallery 1957 participate for the first time at Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah from 21 - 24 March 2018. The gallery presents a solo booth from Togolese artist Modupeola Fadugba, who will hold a solo exhibition at Gallery 1957, Accra in August 2018.

Modupeola Fadugba’s (b. 1985) work employs painting, drawing, and socially-engaged installation, addressing subjects of cultural identity, social justice and ‘game theory’ within the socio-political landscape of Nigeria (where she now lives and works).With a background in engineering, economics, and education, her works intersect the fields of science, politics, and art.

For her solo booth at Art Dubai, Fadugba presents seven new works, alongside a video installation from her series Synchronized Swimmers (2016-7). In this series, Fadugba explores the themes of risk, agency, and chance through depictions of female bodies in a swimming pool. Acting as a metaphor for the art world, Fadugba comments that the pool “represents luxury and risk simultaneously”.

29 December, 2017

Announcing a "Gallery Takeover" by Gallery 1957 at Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai

Announcing a “Gallery Takeover” by Gallery 1957 at Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai

20 January – 3 March 2018

Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai announces a “Gallery Takeover” by Gallery 1957 from Accra, Ghana. The initiative, which runs from January to March 2018, is the first of its kind in the Middle East and emulates current trends for younger galleries to develop their programmes internationally through the pooling of resources.

“Sharing our space with another gallery for a period of time is experimental. It’s exciting for us and the local audience who will be presented with something fresh” says Asmaa Al-Shabibi co-director of Lawrie Shabibi. “Next year we aim to expand this into the whole Dubai gallery community inviting other international galleries into local spaces”.

The takeover exhibition, titled The Displaced, presents a solo show of new works from Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey.

Serge Attukwei Clottey shows a new series of pastel drawings on paper, depicting disjointed figures and faces - not unlike the visions of nude women under Cubism, a European movement which drew heavily from traditional African tribal sculpture. Introducing colour, the pieces mark a departure from Clottey’s previous charcoal works. Also on display are Clottey’s wall-based sculptures created from yellow gallon containers - bold assemblages that act as a means of inquiry into the languages of form and abstraction. Alongside these sculptures and drawings, Clottey presents a video installation, The Displaced, enacting the trade and migration story of the Clottey family; together with his performance collective GoLokal, Clottey embarks on a symbolic journey of remembrance on Labadi Beach, Accra.

28 November, 2017

Gallery 1957 on Observer.com

Observer.com have published a preview of Gallery 1957's latest show 'Akԑ yaaa heko || One does not take it anywhere'. Featuring images of Paa Joe's new fantasy coffins and speaking to Elisabeth Efua Sutherland, she talks about her collaboration with the coffin maker.

You can read the full article here.

8 November, 2017

Announcing Florine Demosthene as Gallery 1957's latest artist in residence

Gallery 1957 are pleased to announce a four month residency with mixed-media artist Florine Demosthene, beginning Thursday 2 November 2017. This will be followed by a solo show of new works at Gallery 1957 I in February 2018, marking the artist’s first exhibition in Ghana.

Demosthene's work explores themes surrounding race and gender, the artist uses her own identity to re-evaluate the socio-political structures and conditions that surround black female sexuality and physicality today.

25 October, 2017

Serge Attukwei Clottey on Vogue.com

Serge Attukwei Clottey featured on Vogue.com, talking about his new series is of performance based photographs, 'My Mother's Wardrobe'. Clottey’s powerful testimony to his mother in the aftermath of her death explores narratives of personal and collective histories, and also challenges Ghana's funeral traditions. 'My Mother's Wardrobe' was Gallery 1957's inaugural exhibition, launching the gallery in March 2016.

You can read the full article here.

19 October, 2017

Announcing Paa Joe and Elisabeth Efua Sutherland at Gallery 1957

We are delighted to announce that this November, Gallery 1957, Accra, will be presenting a collaborative project between renowned fantasy coffin maker Paa Joe and performance artist Elisabeth Efua Sutherland, running from 21 November 2017 – 10 February 2018. 'Akԑ yaaa heko || One does not take it anywhere', coincides with Paa Joe’s 70th birthday (and marking his 40th year in the coffin trade), and considers traditional funerary customs of the Ga and Fante communities in contemporary Ghana.

10 October, 2017

Godfried Donkor in conversation with Koyo Kouoh at Gallery 1957

On Friday 27 October, Gallery 1957 will be hosting a conversation between exhibiting artist Godfried Donkor and curator Koyo Kouoh. Donkor and Kouoh will be using the current exhibition 'The Frist Day of the Yam Custom: 1817' as a point of departure for their discussion. The talk will be held in Gallery 1957’s recently opened Gallery 2 space, situated in Galleria Mall.

The talk will begin at 6pm, if you are interested in attending, please RSVP to peter@gallery1957.com.

29 August, 2017

Gallery 1957 opens a second space in Accra

A year after launching, the gallery’s expansion will allow the gallery to commission larger site-specific projects enabling their growing roster of West African artists to engage with an entirely new space. The new location is an exhibition and project space of 220m² in Accra’s new Galleria Mall and compliments the gallery’s existing location at the nearby Kempinski Hotel.

Inaugurated with a solo exhibition by British-Ghanaian artist Godfried Donkor (The First Day of the Yam Custom: 1817, curated by Koyo Kouoh and on until 30 October); upcoming exhibitions include a collaborative project between fantasy coffin artist Paa Joe and performance artist Elisabeth Efua Sutherland, opening 21 November 2017, to coincide with Paa Joe’s 70th birthday.

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