Submission
Duo Show

Once Way Another

Sarah Ama Duah _ Ato Jackson


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Once Way Another, exhibitionview, 2022
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Sarah Ama, Broken Horse, 2022
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Sarah Ama, Electric blue, 2022, sculpture
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Sarah Ama, Electric blue: to build to bury to remember, 2022, sculpture-performance
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Sarah Ama, Electric rose, 2022, sculpture
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Sarah Ama, Electric rose: to build to bury to remember, 2022, sculpture-performance
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Sarah Ama, Dark green: to build to bury to remember, 2022, sculpture-performance
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Once Way Another, exhibitionview, 2022
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Sarah Ama, Orange: to build to bury to remember, 2022, sculpture-performance
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Sarah Ama Duah,Orange, 2022, sculpture
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Sarah Ama, The Horse, 2022, silkscreen print on denim, 300 x 320cm
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Ato Jackson, For the Gram, 2020, acrylic on paper, 15 x 21cm
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Ato Jackson, _ama_endorsed #1, 2020, acrylic and dye paste on black polyethylene sheet, 236 x 305cm
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Ato Jackson, Celebration of the Twins #3, 2021, acrylic and dye paste on black polyethylene sheet, 230 x 305cm
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Ato Jackson,koj.sei #3, 2021, acrylic and dye paste on black polyethylene sheet, 230 x 305cm
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Ato Jackson, _ama_endorsed sitting on a couch, 2020, acrylic and dye paste on black polyethylene sheet, 236 x 305cm

Existing Otherwise – Once Way Another
Existing Otherwise – Once Way Another
25.02. – 26.03. 2022

Exhibition by Sarah Ama Duah and Ato Jackson

Curated by Solvej Helweg Ovesen

Opening on 24.02. 2022, 7 to 10 pm
Finissage: 25.03. 2022. 2 to 4. pm

sculpture-performance: to build to bury to remember by Sarah Ama Duah
at the opening & finissage

Performer: Céline Rodrigues Monteiro
Maleburu Moorosi
Sarah Ama Duah
Sarah Zeryab

Within the framework of
Existing Otherwise | Anders Existieren 2021–22 at Galerie Wedding
Artistic Direction: Solvej Helweg Ovesen

Returning from a journey of collective explorations and acquaintances in Tamale and Kumasi, Ghana, and participating in the exhibition “Existing Otherwise – The Future of Coexistence” in Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art (SCCA) in Tamale (14.01. – 30.04. 2022) Sarah Ama Duah and Ato Jackson exhibit together in Berlin.

Over the past 6 months, Sarah Ama Duah and Ato Jackson, have produced their artworks on the subject of ‘existing otherwise’ in both Ghana and Germany. From an intimate exploration of how online activities and “socialising” affect our daily lives, habits and poses, to the public debate on postcolonial monuments and their necessary exchange, the two artists approach the theme of “existing otherwise” from different angles. They share an inert curiosity about contemporary visual culture, the influence of ethical and digital shifts in portraiture, performativity, and posing in public situations.

Ghanaian artist, Ato Jackson creates architectural interventions with his upscale and colourful silkscreen prints, e.g. on plastic backdrops, and exposes his images (e.g. selfies) from Instagram to the weather, human touches and the urban landscape. Jackson intensively explores this new habit of people living online, critically examining social media as a site of image production, particularly portraiture in his recent work. In the last decade, since the invention of Instagram, social media has dramatically changed our lives. His silkscreen series “For the Gram” is a study of visual culture and how people adapt their posture to online existence and perhaps the loss of presence.

In her work “to build to bury to remember” German-Ghanaian artist and designer, Sarah Ama Duah is interested in the idea of monuments as ma-nifestations of ideologies, hierarchies of bodies, devotion and as a way of thinking about shared values and utopias. In her performance she creates an alternative, temporary monument made of latex with her own body. Further-more, she invites performers to join her in a universe that occupies and merges with hidden but profane forms. In her installation and performance at Galerie Wedding Duah reflects on the female body and the fetishized status of historical monuments.