Saturday, March 16, 2013

Le rire, l'horreur et la mort

This spring the Musée du Quai Branly is presening Le rire, l'horreur et la mort, an exhibition that showcases a selection of posters painted for video clubs that have proliferated in Ghana since the 1980s. These posters illustrate the extraordinary development of film and especially video that accompany and portray the social, urban and technological transformation of the country, between Accra and Kumasi and into rural areas. Other Ghanaian images relating to death are also on view, including ancient Akan funerary heads and incredibly whimsical modern coffins.

View the exhibition's official website.

Information and images courtesy of the Musée du Quai Branly

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