2nd edition of cultural journalism seminar
Paradox of Paradise Exhibition
The Centro Cultural Franco-Moçambicano inaugurates the Paradox of Paradise Exhibition by photographer Nii Obodai (Ghana) curated by Christine Cibert (France) on Tuesday, December 5 at 18h30.
"This new exhibition entitled Paradox of Paradise explores my relationship with the environment as a living and mythological space bound by oral and historical stories. Leaving the constraints of language and the banal literality of vision, I walk through the landscape as a realm of the occult. My travels are an escape into other realities of the world, guided by the forces of the invisible, as if I were accompanied by a voice. These photographs, from the space we call Mozambique, are visual metaphors that evoke what is beyond the visible form. They seek to bring together the contradictions of our existence and the reverent beauty of nature. "Nii Obodai
Francis Nii Obodai Provençal is a freelance photographer resident between Accra, Ghana, and Maputo, Mozambique. His photography studies aspects of complex relationships between urban and rural culture, recording the dynamic reality of our spirituality and our environment, telling stories about the people with whom he is in contact.
Nii Obodai has exhibited his work at the Addis Ababa Festival (Ethiopia), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, USA), the Bamako Encounters (Bamako, Mali), the French Alliance in Accra, Ghana, at the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK) and at the Moesegaard Museum (Aarhus, Denmark).
Nii Obodai is a founding member of Beyond Collective, and has also created the "Nuku Studio", which offers an annual program of workshops aimed at developing photographic skills as well as knowledge about creativity, visual understanding and communication. "Nuku Studio" also offers residencies and support services for photographic project management.
Date and Time: Tuesday, December 5 2017 at 18h30 (Inauguration). Exhibition from Tuesday, December 5 2017 to Thursday, March 1 2018
Address: Centro Cultural Franco-Moçambicano, Av. Samora Machel no. 468, Maputo