CrazinisT artisT: Rituals of Becoming

Curated by Maria Rus Bojan
February 26 – March 12, 2017

PUBLIC OPENING
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Gallery 1957, Gamel Abdul Nasser Ave, Accra, Ghana

Gallery 1957 is proud to present Rituals of Becoming, a new exhibition by the Ghanaian-Togolese artist Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi, who works under the pseudonym crazinisT artisT, from 26 February – 12 March 2017.

Consisting of a theatrical installation that displays multichannel video projections, a readymade sculpture and a performance from the artist, the exhibition explores the assumed distinctions between gender identity, class, political injustice, violence and the objectification of humans. The performance will give the exhibition a tangible sense of the ritual involved in his process of stripping one identity in order to assume another.