Annan Affotey talks at the Museum of the African Diaspora - DECOLONIZING AESTHETICS IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART

12 February 2022 (online)


Transcending Barriers in Contemporary African Art


This sympsosyum at the MoAD is inspired by the two main gallery exhibitions currently on view at museum focused on the art of Amoako Boafo and Billie Zangewa. Featuring scholars, artists, curators, and art writers who will join the vent for insightful conversations centered on the changing aesthetics, themes, and art markets for contemporary artists from Africa. The day begins with a keynote address from independent curator and writer Natasha Becker, who was recently appointed the inaugural Curator of African Art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.


Decolonizing Aesthetics in Contemporary African Art


Elena Gross (Moderator)

Larry Ossei-Mensah

Annan Affotey  

Accra, Ghana is rapidly becoming one of Africa’s major art hubs. The capital city of Ghana has birthed art stars for decades, most recently Amoako Boafo and our guest Annan Affotey. A large number of Ghana’s emerging artists are working in a distinctly figurative style. This panel will examine where Ghana’s figurative painters are studying and how they are influencing the future of the genre. 


Text from MoAD




26 Jan 2022