This exhibition is the result of a collaboration with the Nubuke Foundation in Accra, Ghana, to which the show will travel in November. Time, Trade & Travel is a collective venture exploring the histories shared by Ghana and the Netherlands, over various centuries, diverse economic systems and geopolitical divisions in the world. The show explicitly relates to aspects of globalization and transnationalism reflected in the field of contemporary art.
In addition, the exhibition functions as a platform for the presentation of artistic inquiries into pre-colonial trade, colonial legacies and the tracing the continuing imperialistic conditions that characterize contemporary processes of globalization. As a starting point the exhibition can in part draw on the age-old trading relations between what is present-day Ghana and the Netherlands.
In preparation for the exhibition, most of the artists participating in Time, Trade & Travel made a visit to their sister cities.
Participating artists: Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Dorothy Akpene Amenuke, Serge Clottey, Zachary Formwalt, Iris Kensmil, Aukje Koks, Navid Nuur, Jeremiah Quarshie, kąrî'kạchä seid'ou, Katarina Zdjelar.
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