Listening There: Scenes from Ghana

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“Listening There: Scenes from Ghana” Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro

Peter Tolkin and Mabel O. Wilson’s exhibition “Listening There: Scenes from Ghana” will be on view March 12-April 13, 2013 at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s Studio-X Rio de Janeiro.

The exhibition looks at the mid-century architecture of Ghana. Part of the movement that came to be known as “Tropical Modernism,” the buildings were erected over an approximately thirty-year period, beginning in the late 1940s towards the end of colonial rule and in the early years of the country’s independence. Specifically oriented towards their climate, these buildings were largely designed by architects who originated from outside of West Africa. The exhibition considers the condition of these buildings today, a half-century since their construction, and within the context of today’s increasingly urban and global contexts.

Peter Tolkin and Mabel O. Wilson’s collaboration SideProjectx recently curated “Warfront/Homefront” based on the digital collection from Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP). Tolkin and Wilson’s photo essay “Catfish and Coltrane” appears in the collection The Architecture of the Everyday.

Listening There: Scenes from Ghana
Exhibition Opening
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 6:30pm
Exhibition on view through April 13
Monday – Saturday
11am – 8pm
Studio-X Rio
Praça Tiradentes, 48 Centro
Rio de Janeiro

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