Visual impressions of events with Artist in residence Seyram Agbleze at MIASA

MIASA CC-BY-4.0: Poster Artist in residence: Seyram Agbleze

Seyram Agbleze, a Ghanaian artist and storyteller based in Ho (Volta Region, Ghana), was MIASA Artist in residence from 1 May to 31 July 2023. During this period he worked on his project “Still here”, which was comprised of a documentary film and a series of woven art collages inspired by the Ghanaian Asafo flag tradition. He describes this project in an interview with MIASA.

Seyram Agbleze CC-BY-4.0: Dahomey Amazons, presented at MIASA bungalow, internal seminar, 15 June 2023

 

MIASA CC-BY-4.0: Seyram Agbleze at the MIASA internal seminar, 15 June 2023

On 15 June 2023, he presented his preliminary work at MIASA’s internal research seminar, where MIASA fellows meet and discuss their ongoing projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIASA CC-BY-4.0: Flyer of public exhibition of Seyram Agbleze’s work on 5 Sept. 2023

On 5 September 2023, MIASA organised a public exhibition of Seyram Agbleze’s work at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. This was MIASA’s first art event. It displayed nine flags created by Seyram Agbleze: “Wise King”, “Mother is Home”, “Migrants at Sea”, “Migrators”, “1957 Freedom”, “Dahomey Amazons”, “Sleeping Giant Africa”, “Adinkra Crocodiles”, and “Sankofa Reflections”. In addition, the documentary film “Still here: Story of Africa” was presented. The event was covered by the University of Ghana news.

 

MIASA CC-BY-4.0: Presentation of the film “Still here: Story of Africa” on 5 Sept. 2023

 

MIASA CC-BY-4.0: Seyram Agbleze presenting Asafo flags at the exhibition, 5 Sept. 2023

 

Seyram Agbleze CC-BY-4.0: Asafo flag “Sleeping Giant Africa”

 

MIASA CC-BY-4.0: Seyram Agbleze presenting his Asafo flag “Wise King” at the exhibition, 5 Sept. 2023



Cite this blog post
teammiasa (2024, January 18). Visual impressions of events with Artist in residence Seyram Agbleze at MIASA. Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa - Blog. Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://miasa.hypotheses.org/1915

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