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The public art exhibit by Artsoul Kojo

ARTSOUL KOJO PUTS GHANAIAN SOCIETY AND BEHAVIOUR UNDER A MICROSCOPE USING PUBLIC ART EXHIBIT

If one walks through the city of Accra, you are most likely to see a naked man graffitied somewhere. The white washed man, is a distinct art piece by Accra based artist, Artsoul Kojo. Known for his profound characters and ease in story telling, Artsoul picked the streets of Accra as a canvas for this art exhibition.
The Public Art Exhibit by Artsoul Kojo is a commentary of a fast paced city reaping less results in outcome, in terms of social change and development. The street art is just a conceptualized form of a narration, that Ghanaians pay less attention on what shapes their environment daily. It emphasizes how little things can easily be ignored, because people seem to chase the bigger picture (city life).
“Some of these art I’ve made on the street have been there for a while. With people constantly using the streets, but nobody seems to question its relevance or existence openly,” says Artsoul, “They usually laugh about it or walk past it… With all their questions and laughs in their heads.”
This result of this interaction:  An observation of how trapped individuals are, especially with regards to liberating self-expression in their  environment and its adverse reaction to our development as a nation.
The question then is, if people are more expressive and observant, will Ghana be a better place?
 

Benewaah is the lead curator and editor at Harmattan Rain. Her love for music is closely rivaled by her love for plantain.

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