Friday, 12 November 2010

Art: Artist/filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu, artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and photographer Kwaku Alston are all showing at Studio Museum in Harlem –right now…

Diplomacy III, 2009 by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Artist and filmmaker: Akosua Adoma Owusu
Akosua Adoma Owusu’s work is currently showing at the Studio Museum in Harlem’s ‘Changing Same Show’ in their Video Studio and runs until the 13th March 2011).

Photography: Kwaku Alston
To be perfectly honest, I have no idea if uber photographer Kwaku Alston is Ghanaian/of Ghanaian origin or not -but I do know that he is talented and I hope to work with him -someday. I stumble across his work in the latest Issue of Marie-Claire magazine and was pretty impressed (plus my father’s called Kwaku –and they tend to be nice)…

Kwaku’s at the very top of his game and has photographed the likes of: Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Tiger Woods, -worked for hot publications like: The New York Times, Rolling Stone and Essence magazine–and advertising for: Coca Cola, Blackberry and Target, -and is presently showing at the Studio Museum of Harlem –as part of their Harlem Postcards - Fall/Winter 2010/11 show (showing until 13th March 2011).

**Ghana Rising favourite, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is also showing at the Studio Museum in Harlem -her very first solo museum exhibition entitled ‘Any Number of Preoccupations’, organized by Associate Curator Naomi Beckwith.

For more information visit:
Studio Museum in Harlem
Address: 144 West 125th Street, New York, New York
Telephone: 212.864.4500
Opening Hours: Thursday 12:00 – 9:00PM; Friday 12:00 – 9:00PM; Saturday 10:00 – 6:00PM; Sunday 12:00 – 6:00PM


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