Nick Hackworth

Ghana Pavillion

Exhibitions 59th Venice Biennale

Nick arranged and managed Modern Forms' support of the last stage of the installation and production of the Ghana Pavilion and the sponsorship of the Ghana party at the 59th Venice Biennale

Black Star - The Museum as Freedom

Curator: Nana Oforiatta Ayim
Exhibitors: Na Chainkua Reindorf, Diego Araúja, Afroscope

Ghana presents the exhibition Black Star – The Museum as Freedom. Entitled after the Black Star that symbolises Ghana through its flag, national football team, and most important monuments, it also became a symbol of the connection of Africa with its diasporas through Marcus Garvey’s Black Star Line and his Back-to-Africa movement revived now in Ghana as Beyond the Return; as well as for Pan-Africanism and anticolonialism with the symbol described as the “Lodestar of African Freedom”. The Pavilion exhibition examines new constellations of this freedom across time, technology, and borders. It includes large-scale installations by Na Chainkua Reindorf, Afroscope, and Diego Araúja, in an exhibition designed by architect DK Osseo Asare and curated by Nana Oforiatta Ayim, director of ANO Institute of Arts & Knowledge in Accra and director at large of Ghana’s Museums and Cultural Heritage.iuct