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Ghana Pavilion 58th Biennale of Art

The Ghana Pavilion of the Venice Biennale: the artists of the pavilion, the works, the times, the periods, the cost of the tickets and the exhibition venue.

Ghana Pavilion Biennale of Art
Ghana Pavilion at Venice Biennale of Art - Arsenale, Castello - Venice

Exhibition in progress from 11 May to 24 November 2019

The 58th Biennale of Art will open to the public on 11 May 2019. But starting from a few days before the opening there will be the various openings and side events that always suddenly animate the Venetian artistic life. The title of the 58 edition of the Biennale d'Arte is May You Live In Interesting Times.

79 artists are invited to exhibit at the 58th Venice Biennale of Art, with a prevalence of women. Among them the 2 Italians Ludovica Carbotta and Lara Favaretto. The first will make a site-specific work in Forte Marghera, inside the building known as the Austrian Powder Mill.

Go to the page of the 58th Venice Art Biennale

Ghana Pavilion at 58th Biennale Arte of Venice

Title of the exhibition at Ghana Pavilion is Ghana Freedom.

Artists: Felicia Abban, John Akomfrah, El Anatsui, Lynette Yiadom Boakye Ibrahim Mahama, Selasi Awusi Sosu.
Curator: Nana Oforiatta Ayim.
Commissioner: Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
Seat: Arsenale

Press Release of Ghana Pavilion of 58° Venice Biennale of Art

Ghana presents itself for the first time ever at the great world contemporary art festival held in Venice in 2019.

The title Ghana Freedom is inspired by the song by E.T. Mensah, symbol of the independence of the African country in 1957. The exhibition, to be held at the Artiglierie dell'Arsenale, will present the works of the artists Felicia Abban, John Akomfrah, El Anatsui, Lynette Yiadom Boakye, Ibrahim Mahama, Selasi Awusi Sosu.

The artists present in the exhibition represent different generations and historical phases of the country but always express, through their works, emotions and feelings united by the great theme of colonialism and diaspora.

From the site of the Italian consulate in Ghana

Lynette Yiadom Boakye is a painter who lives in the United Kingdom, she will bring her portraits as well as Felicia Abban, the first professional photographer in Ghana.

El Anatsui, an artist of great experience and winner of the Golden Lion for career in Venice in 2015, will exhibit his environmental and sculptural installations; just like the young Ibrahim Mahama, whose works are inspired by the materials collected in urban environments. Director John Akomfrah will propose a three-channel cinema projection, while Selasi Awusi Sosuporter will provide a video sculpture.

The Ghana Pavilion was designed by the famous architect David Adjaye and will be curated by the director Nana Oforiatta Ayim, with the support of the Ghanaian Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

Hours: Gardens from 10.00 to 18.00. Arsenale from 10.00 to 18.00 (from 10.00 to 20.00 on Friday and Saturday until September 30th). Closed on Mondays (except May 13, September 2, November 18).
Tickets: please visit the official website. On the web € 21.50 until 31 March 2019.
Phone: +39.041.5218711; fax +39.041.5218704
Web: Biennale of Venice

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