Public spaces are having a moment in Africa as cities undergo a massive urban change, experiencing both significant economic growths and unprecedented evolution of the artistic and cultural scene. Accra's urban space today functions as an open-air informal laboratory of alternative practices that has developed in parallel with the globalized metropolis. The city's changing identity and influx of new developments are leaving its urban spaces caught in a state of limbo: anxiously awaiting modern futures while fossilized with the fragments of the past.
Taking into account the different urban, economic and social transformations of Accra, during the last two decades, this project explores the limitless possibility of spatially occupying uncompleted property developments by offering a large and flexible outlet for experimentation in public art and culture programming.
Our maiden exhibition features works by artist Adjoa Armah, David Alabo, Deryk Bempah, Diego Asamoa, Enam Geli, Hakeem Adam, Nana Osei Kwadwo, Patrick Tagoe-Turkson, and Serge Attukwei Clottey.
Captured by: Anthony Comber-Badu [Vimeo.com/azcb]