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Ano to the World!

Accra’s growing art scene is getting even bigger and Ano’s new gallery gave it quite the expansion. The new gallery is located on the Lokko Road in Osu, right next to the Lokko’08 Concept and T-shirt Shop. The old warehouse now serves as the new home of Ano’s open library, a photo gallery, an exhibition space for sculpture, painting and other fine art and a small hall for concerts and talks shows. Over the Independence weekend, Ano opened its doors to small crowd of artists and art lovers, introducing them to the fantasy coffins and palanquins of the famous Paa Joe, the retrospective photographs of Ghana’s first female photographer, Felicia Abban and the new African architectural works of Latifah Iddriss....

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How to Love Art!!

 This is a work inspired from scraps and metal waste. Nana Anoff has an imagination out of the ordinary and creates most of his works from scrapes found on the scrap yard.  Bilateral Deliberation has these two motherboards chatting about morse codes over a cup of coffee.  How do I appreciate Art There're two ways to appreciate art1. by reading it 2, by feeling it. The intellectual way to appreciate art (reading it) requires understanding the narrative (if there's any), the composition, the color theory, the background of art work and artist... Most academic research on art and art history is like this; Older art works are better appreciated this way (I think). Old masters care more about communication to their audience....

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