Kofi Pare – Photo Exhibit in Ghana

The Dei Centre for the Study of Contemporary African Art is pleased to present :

KOFI PARE, “A Photographic Essay”

“’Kofi Pare’ is an art exhibition that utilizes vernacular photography to represent the spirit of communities. The images explore the importance, the essence and the spirituality of village life and its lasting impression on the contemporary and the global.”

“The exhibition is a tribute by Seth Kwasi Dei, a prominent entrepreneur and art collector, for Kofi Pare, a small cocoa farming village in the Eastern Region of Ghana, where he grew up. Kofi Pare, a community of 3,000, is named after one of its founding fathers, a migrant cocoa farmer from Aburi, who bought the land from the chief of the nearby town of Akantin in 1912.”

“Featured in the exhibition is a timeless collection of photographs of the entire village some of which date back to the early 1900’s, when the village was founded. The images evoke narratives, dialogues, and the personality of Seth Kwasi Dei and his village. The exhibition also includes video documentaries on Seth Kwasi Dei and his influence on his village, the art community and the nation as a whole.”

“’Kofi Pare’ is co-curated by Michael Sowah, Michael Martey and Jennifer Mensah under the academic direction of Prof. Lyle Ashton Harris, a renowned artist, curator and professor at New York University.”

For more information, visit deicentreghana.org.

KOFI PARE, “A Photographic Essay”

May 17th, 2012 – June 21st, 2012

Opening Reception:

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 6:30 – 9:30 pm

No. 7A Ninth Street, Tesano, Accra


One Response to Kofi Pare – Photo Exhibit in Ghana

  1. essay May 16, 2012 at 6:24 am #

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