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Future Now! An artistic research workshop in Tamale

On November 3, at the Savanna Center for Contemporary Art in Tamale, ACIG researchers mounted an exhibition showing the works of 18 artists from Tamale. The artworks were created over the course of a 5-day artistic workshop reflecting on the future of art and artists in Tamale. These artists used their preferred mode of expression—whether music, film, fashion, or visual art—to capture what they wanted for their futures, and the futures of their communities. The workshop was facilitated by ACIG researchers Rashida Resario, Thilde Langevang, Robin Steedman, and Dorothy Amenuke.

Here you can see images of the artists and their work. Enjoy!

Images from top left corner:

Visitors to the exhibition

Issaka Price Salim performing at the exhibition

Faisal Alhassan and Nashiru Alhassan in front of a TV playing their film

Musa Abdulai’s fashion design

Josephine Andoh-Kesson wearing one of her designs and standing beside her mixed media art

Dokurugu Abdul Hakim in front of his graphic art

Nii Okai Attoh with his paintings

Najaat Hussein looking at a TV displaying her documentary

Yakubu Abdul Wasiu with his paintings

Alhassan Abdul Fatawu’s sound art

Abdul-Haqq Mahama in front of his photography

Abdul Rasheed Ibrahim at the exhibition

A television displaying an animated film by Abdul Rasheed Ibrahim

Abass Safian standing between two of his paintings

Appiah Opare-Atakora standing beside a mannequin wearing his design

Abdul Raafi Mohammed introducing his installation

A partial view of an installation made by Abdul Raafi Mohammed

All the participants and facilitators of the Future Now workshop at the exhibition

A video of the opening performance by Fatima Abdallah, Abdul-Ganiu Sumaila, Issaka Price Salim, and Musah Sherif


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