PIAWW…THE ASANTEMAN IMMERSION


Written by: Thelma Anowa


Nana PIAWW: The Asanteman Immersion art exhibition
Photographed by Emmanuel Kobina Seiku Graham

There’s a certain thrill that comes with stepping into a room vibrating with the energy of artistic voice. It’s like experiencing a secret language, one brimming with potential and waiting to be interpreted and that’s how it felt when I stepped into the AA Gallery for the PIAWW: The Asanteman Immersion art exhibition. I was met by the captivating works of different artists, whose works were the perfect interpretation of the Ashanteman and the Ashantehene.

This is the second art exhibition by AA Gallery, the first contemporary art gallery space in the Ashanti Region. Nana PIAWW serves as an external arm of the OTUMFOUR OSEI TUTU II’s, 25th anniversary of his commemoration as the Ashantehene, the ruler of the Asante Kingdom.

PIAWW...The Asanteman Immersion art exhibition
Photographed by Emmanuel Kobina Seiku Graham

Curated by Ama Frimpong with the intention of highlighting young talents and amplifying the role, and lifestyle of the royal and rich culture of the Asante Kingdom. The opening night saw different artist and art lovers across the region showing up to witness the amazing works of talented artists from different art fields; from sculpture to paintings. 

PIAWW: The Asanteman Immersion art exhibition, had about 9 artists showcasing their works, from the likes – Nii ShIppie Afotey Albert, Andrews Siaw Nubuor, Pious Fifii Davis, Nana Sarpong, Premper-Fordjour, Roselyn Abena Aseidu, Micheal Arthur Nnomah, Kakmiel Kwadwo Sarfo, and Kelvin Opare Boafo.

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Walking through the gallery, one could see how every art piece was unique and how every artist had their own interpretation of the Ashante kingdom. From the sculpture sitting at the center of the gallery, the unique pieces on the wall, to the secret video room. All show the legacy of the Asante Kingdom’s rich cultural heritage, honoring and bridging traditional values with modern artistic expression.

PIAWW: The Asanteman Immersion art exhibition is open to the general public from Friday, 3rd May to 3rd June. 

About the Writer

Thelma Quainoo is my name, and my pen name is Miss Anowaa. My zodiac sign is Aries, and that alone will tell you I am a bubbly soul. A writer and an aspiring public relations practitioner. Find me on IG as @miss_anowaa and on X as @t_anowaa. #beyouloveyou

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