The Past is Never Dead…
Gallery 1957, Accra, Ghana
From 20 May – 2 July 2021 Gallery 1957, Accra, Ghana will present “The Past is Never Dead…” a solo exhibition by Langlands & Bell exploring the architecture of the ‘Slave Forts’ built on the coast of Ghana by European slave traders following the construction of Elmina Castle by the Portuguese in 1482. Working in a range of media Langlands & Bell present a series of sculpture, video and cotton appliqué works, some of which have been produced in collaboration with local artisans Baba Issaka and Eric Kwasi Danguah.
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Images: English Fort, Komenda, Stretched cotton appliqué, Langlands & Bell, 2021;
The Governor’s Chair, Carved mahogany, gold embroidery, architectural model, glass. Langlands & Bell, 2021.
Thanks to @asafoflags for the photo of Baba Issaka www.asafoflags.com
To see a film about Baba Issaka and Fante flag culture of Ghana’s Cape Coast click here