Ausstellung in Berlin : "Ghanavision"
Zeitraum: 20.08.2009 bis 19.09.2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Ghanavision: August 20 - September 19, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 20th, at 7 pm
Back in high demand, Bongout will make an encore Ghana movie posters exhibition to kick off their second publication, Ghanavision, now available at Bongout.
Location Ghana, time of the video recorder and video cassette 1980's, west Africa delivered moving pictures in moving cinemas. Unique, posters were hand painted to promote ticket sales for these traveling cinemas, which included only a TV, VCR, occasionally an electric generator and a car to take them through the cities, towns and villages of Ghana. This traditions still carries on today.
It started in a time before television and the internet was widely available, therefore the success of these shows depended completely on the intrigue of the posters. These advertisements entice with their portrayals of monsters, superheros, half naked women, gore and violence. The traveling cinemas introduced the people of Ghana to a wide scope of films, from huge blockbusters, all the way down to the underrated and nearly forgotten. The genres focused in the exhibition at Bongout, consist of big Hollywood productions, Hong Kong action cinema, and local debuts from African filmmakers.
Using the resources at hand, artists would paint on old flour sacks they have stitched together. The painters were allowed complete freedom to create fantasy spaces within their own vision. Perhaps not even seeing the movie, and with only a few film stills as reference, the painters added imagery they felt would make the posters more spectacular.
The condition the posters are in, show their travels across Ghana's landscape. Rolled up for quick packing, one should not be surprised to find damages and imperfections.
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