The 89plus research trip began in the West African city of Accra. Meet the twenty-one creative practitioners who came along to present their work at the 89plus workshop at Nubuke Foundation.
THE WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS
Elisabeth Efua Sutherland
Raphael Worlasi Langani
Deryk Owusu Bempah
Papa Oppong Bediako
Kwame Asante Agyare
Abigail Dede Sagmokie Sakietey
Adam Mouayad Toutoungi
Opoku Emmanuel Manu
"People who inspire me challenge the conventional ways of seeing things. They make you wonder more about this life, than spaces you have existed in. We become very tied to societal ways of doing things, and these people make you think what is going here. Are things actually they way we assume they are, or is there something more?"
—Isaac Opoku, visual artist
“Comedy is a very important thing for me, it’s an easy way to express myself.”
— Adam Mouayad Toutoungi, animator
The 89plus Accra workshop was initiated by 89plus co-curators Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets, in collaboration with publishing platform Another Africa, and its founder, Missla Libsekal. They were joined by 89plus art residency participant and South African emerging artist, Bogosi Sekhukhuni.
This project was made possible with the support of Google Cultural Institute.
With thanks to the following individuals and institutions for their support:
Joe Addo, Kofi Agorsor, ACCRA [dot] ALT, Adwoa Amoah, Ato Annan, Foundation for Contemporary Art–Ghana, Mantse Aryeequaye, Katherine Dionysius, Nubuke Foundation, Beatrice Galilee, ANO Ghana, Benjamin LeBrave, Dr. Sionne Neely, Kafui Nyavor, Nana Oforiatta-Ayim, Giovanna Olmos, Francis Nii Obodai Provencal, Robin Risken, Kofi Setordji, Michael Sowah, Nuku Studio, Odile Tevie, and Rikki Wemega-Kwawu.