With Special Thanks to Rebecca Ibel at Contemporary Art Matters.
Rufai Zakari - Accra! The Rise of a Global Art Community
Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, USA
6 October 2023 - 28 January 2024
Accra! The Rise of a Global Art Community, an exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art featuring artist Rufai Zakari, showcases the work of 19 artists who have deep connections to Accra, Ghana and their impact on global art discourse. Over the past five years the ‘Ghana School’ has emerged as an influential group of artists who have reshaped the contemporary art landscape. The exhibition features 28 works by artists such as Amoako Boafo, Gideon Appah, Zohra Opoku, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Kenturah Davis and Derek Fordjour. Portraits, abstraction, textiles, works on papers and sculpture explore cultural identities, political histories, mythology, trauma and healing. The works challenge and redefine traditional art historical narratives, inviting viewers to engage with a new perspective.
Columbus Museum of Art’s mission is to create great experiences with great art for everyone. Whether we are presenting an exhibition, designing an art-making activity, or giving visitors directions, we are guided by a vision to connect people and art. CMA nurtures that connection and removes barriers between our community and our collection.
August 3, 2023