Kuenyehia Prize 2016 Laureate Bright Ackwerh congratulated by Prof. Emeritus El Anatsui
It is a good time for the arts in Ghana. Finally, and organically, Ghana is building its ecosystem for its creative communities (the term industries would be ambitious). It would be too early to call it sustainable and sound but no one can ignore its steady growth.
“Museums for what?” “ Our people have a hundred daily urgent preoccupations to cater of before thinking of going to look at paintings” “What is the use of going to museums after being forced to go there as a student anyways?”
The essence and utility of museums has never been so under-appreciated in an era that ironically is fond of capturing everything it sees. Our societies seem to have grown addicted to instant memory than institutional, national emblems in a building.