‘This No Be Art’ literally means ‘This is not art’ in Ghanaian Pidgin. ‘This no be art’ is the Ghanian version of the kind of statements – often derogatory – one can hear in a museum, at an exhibition opening, in galleries and other venues promoting Contemporary Art. This is even more frequent in West Africa, where the general population is seldom exposed to Art.
Indeed, Contemporary Art is often associated with abstract or offers a novel presentation of objects in daily life, forcing the audience to question if what they see is truly art. Similarly, contemporary artists suffer from misinterpretation of their artworks and misunderstanding of their creative process.
This No Be Art wishes to bridges the gap between artists, art institutions and the wider audience.
We believe art should be accessible to all. We aim to democratise art.
We conceptualise and organise contemporary art exhibitions. This includes identifying and contacting artists, selecting and collecting artworks, supervising mounting, etc.
As an art consultant, she assists cultural structures in their development and wishes to democratise art in general.
She is also the Co-director of yoyo tinz, an Accra-based organisation that promotes and documents hip hop culture on the African continent and is the creator of Ghana’s first hip hop festival.