This Ghanaian Independence Day, Accra is getting a new addition to its art scene. We talk with Gallery 1957's Creative Director, Nana Oforiatta Ayim.
GoLokal’s performance, "My Mother’s Wardrobe,” marks the official opening of Gallery 1957, the latest addition to Accra’s already buzzing contemporary art scene. Founded by British Lebanese-born collector Marwan Zakhem, the new space will present exhibitions, installations and performances by Ghanaian artists, old and new. Okayafrica spoke to Gallery 1957’s Creative Director, Nana Oforiatta-Ayim, about her vision for the gallery and how she plans to use it to engage audiences and profile the work of local artists.