CrazinisT artisT| Rituals of Becoming

Curator: Maria Rus Bojan
Exhibition dates: February 26 – March 12, 2017
Venue: Gallery 1957, Gamel Abdul Nasser Ave, Accra, Ghana

PUBLIC OPENING
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate the opening of crazinisT artisT’s debut solo exhibition at Gallery 1957: ‘Rituals of Becoming’.

10:30 AM – Artist in Conversation Breakfast and a panel talk from the artist alongside the curator of the exhibition, Maria Rus Bojan, and CCQ Magazine co-editor Ric Bower
5:00 PM – crazinisT artisT (Va-Bene Elikem Fiats) performance

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.