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by Farida Dawkins, at 04:30 pm, August 02, 2018, Art Attack

It is time! The world is converging in Ghana for the most anticipated Chale Wote Street Art Festival

Chale Wote artwork, artist, Chidi Kwubiri

The eighth annual street art festival dubbed Chale Wote will take place from August 20 – 26 in Accra, Ghana.

Held in one of Ghana’s historical neighborhoods called James Town, the event aims to fuse art, music, design, dance, and performance arts.

Local artists and international ones alike are given the opportunity to showcase their masterpieces while learning the tricks of their trade and from other artists.

This year’s abstract which has been named para-other “is a rejection of citizenship that has no place for the advancement of radical imagination, new perspectives of the self and human agency. Para-Other is a transatlantic shortwave that transcends language and geography but is also represented in relationship to unique locals.  It is a philosophy born out of historically determined necessity to flourish beyond a world of alienation and crisis we currently experience as reality.”

Precisely what the very essence of Pan-Africanism is – uniting all Africans regardless of geographical location.

Another entity who is already in Ghana and exhibiting his talents is Chidi Kwubiri.

The Nigerian artist’s current work called motionEmotion is being featured on exhibit at Gallery 1957, also located in Accra.

„Colorcarnival accra 2018

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Kwubiri captures the spirit of individuals by using a unique technique of randomly splashing paint on the person. The process looks chaotic however, the end result is nothing short of spectacular beauty.

Brand new day

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One cool tidbit about the painter is he listens to musical genres such as Afrobeat, highlife, hiplife, reggaeton, soul, R&B, hip-hop and jazz. He even twerks while creating his masterpieces. Kwubiri describes his work as “the dance of [his] soul on canvas.”

 

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