Publication Date

Spring 2005


This project is an exploration of the preferred styles and imagery of contemporary artist and students of the College of Arts at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology at Kumasi. What we call the 'Arts Word' of Ghana is continually renewed and shaped within the educational system, which produces its participants. In a way this is a study of academic Ghanaian arts word through the College of Arts and the individuals and arts work, which gives it life. The specific focus of my analysis is on the debate over the necessity of having African imagery or expressing African Identity in artists work; as well as the parts the religious themes play in contemporary work.