December 4, 2015 - Foundation for Contemporary Art – Ghana - Support rebuilding the Foundation for Contemporary Art–Ghana’s art library
December 4, 2015

Support rebuilding the Foundation for Contemporary Art–Ghana’s art library

Former library of Accra’s FCA–Ghana before the tree (pictured right on June 5, 2015) fell and destroyed the building and its contents. Courtesy Foundation for Contemporary Art – Ghana.

Support rebuilding the FCA_Ghana art library

Foundation for Contemporary Art—Ghana
W.E.B. Dubois Center
2nd Circular Road, Cantonments
Accra
Ghana

T +233 (0)244 771190 / +233 (0)264 527432

www.fcaghana.org

Foundation for Contemporary Art—Ghana is making an international appeal for the donation of art books following the disastrous flooding that hit Accra in June 2015. The Accra-based non-profit organisation and artist network’s office and library sustained significant damage when a large tree fell on the building. This included the irreparable loss of the platform’s archives and library of more than 3,000 art books and art-related printed matter.

Operating for more than a decade as a key platform for the presentation and development of a critical forum for the promotion of contemporary art in Ghana, it is one of the main intellectual and cultural resources for the Ghanaian art community. 

Following an August 2015 visit by 89plus co-curators Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets and Another Africa founder Missla Libsekal, together with FCA-Ghana, they now launch a campaign for donations to restore the library. Together, they jointly ask the art community at large to support this drive by sending audio-visual materials—artist books, journals, magazines, critical texts, exhibition catalogues, documentaries, audio books etc.—that are in good/excellent condition. Through the generous contributions of the arts community and cultural supporters across the globe, rebuilding this integral library will be not only a symbolic act—it will be a reminder that art and knowledge is to be shared by all.

Donations can be sent by post mail to:
Foundation for Contemporary Art—Ghana
P. O. Box AN 16666
Accra-North, Ghana

For further information please visit www.donate.fcaghana.org or contact: projects [​at​] fcaghana.org or T +233 (0)244 771190 / +233 (0)244 527432
 
About Foundation for Contemporary Art-Ghana
Foundation for Contemporary Art–Ghana is a network of artists created in 2004 to offer a platform for the critical presentation, knowledge sharing and promotion of contemporary art in Ghana. FCA provides the resources necessary for the growth of artists creatively and intellectually. This is done through exhibitions, workshops, seminars, artist presentations, residencies, and occasionally publications. It also seeks to push the boundaries of what is regarded as art in Ghana and create new audiences for contemporary art.

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