Listening There: Scenes from Ghana Exhibition
September 23, 2010
Studio-X New York
180 Varick Street
Free and Open to Public

“Listening There: Scenes from Ghana,” a collaboration between Mabel Wilson and Peter Tolkin, is an exhibition of photographs and videos by SideProjects that cuts a spatial and temporal section through the west African nation’s architecture, its cities, peoples, and social spaces. Their multimedia project explores the genesis and impact of modernity from the hulking masses of the coastal slave forts to the modernist architecture that jump-started the nation-building agendas of Ghana’s post-colonial regimes. As architects increasingly operate within an interconnected world, “Listening There” considers the difficulty of navigating across cultural difference. The photographs and videos tune into to the contemporary cultural resonances emanating from the cell-phone kiosks, teeming markets and crowded thoroughfares of Accra, Kumasi, and Cape Coast.
Opening evening panelists to be announced.