Gallery 1957 is pleased to collaborate with Artemartis to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Abdur Rahman Muhammad, Araba Opoku, Awanle Ayiboro Hawa Ali, Courage Hunke, Efia Serwah Barning, James Mishio, Joshua Oheneba-Takyi, Kwaku Owusu Osei Achim and Kwaku Yaro.
In the heart of Dansoman, Accra, next to a noisy primary school, there is a blueish-grey house where the members of the collective Artemartis gather and work. ‘When The Birds Fly Home’ is a group exhibition dedicated to showcasing these artists’ individuality in a variety of mediums and visual languages, as well as interrogating what it means to belong to a collective art space in contemporary Ghana.
As a collective - the ‘birds’, will be presenting their works together in their home country for the first time as an act of ‘flying home’. As different as their processes and techniques are, their works share narratives that are socially and politically engaged, arising from a common sense of belonging.
-Extract from curatorial text by Angelica Litta Modignani