Pan-Africanism in Focus: Dikan Gallery Unveils Captivating ‘Home is more than a Place’ Exhibition”

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The Dikan Gallery has once again proven itself to be a trailblazer in the Ghanaian art scene with its all-new exhibition, “Home is More than a Place.”

Home is More Than A Place

Curated by founder Paul Ninson and multiple-award-winning author Sally Nuamah,  the latest exhibition is a celebration of the essence of belonging that goes beyond geographical borders and cultural boundaries.

Paul Ninson and Contemporary Artist, KN Abeku at the open reception

The Dikan Center which is home to the Gallery has been making waves in Ghana as the country’s first photo gallery dedicated to showcasing the works of Africans and the diaspora.

On Friday, July 21, 2023, the Center welcomed guests at an opening reception to partake in what it describes as a “captivating visual exploration of African interpretations of home, as captured through the lens of immensely talented photographers.”

Cross section of guests listening to a speech

Each photograph sheds light on diverse perspectives and narratives, adding to the vibrant tapestry of African life and culture.

The theme of the exhibition explores the concept of home as a multifaceted notion that encompasses more than just a physical location.

It delves into the profound sense of connection and identity that defines modern African life. Through captivating photographs, visitors to the gallery are invited to witness the intimate moments, daily rituals, and shared joys that shape our understanding of home.

The event was attended by esteemed members of the arts and photography community in Ghana.

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Among the notable guests were Rita Mawuena of Sihene, a museum showcasing visual archives that narrate the stories of Ghana’s royal history. Also present was photographer Jude Lartey, whose artistic prowess has made a mark in the industry.

A section of the Art Work

The event was graced by the presence of Nicole Armatefio, the executive producer of “An African City,” a groundbreaking television series that has resonated with audiences worldwide.

Dikan Gallery

Kwado Owusu-Agyeman, the CEO of Paystack, a prominent financial technology company, also joined the congregation of art stakeholders and curators in celebrating the exhibition

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“Home is more than a Place” offers a captivating and thought-provoking experience, leaving visitors with a renewed sense of interconnectedness and appreciation for the rich tapestry of African life.

 

 

 

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