Artist

The Artist:
Kwame Akoto-Bamfo

Kwame Akoto-Bamfo is a versatile Ghanaian artist who is known for his work Nkyinkyim Installation/Museum, cultural activism and contributions to Ghanaian tertiary institutions and traditional communities.

His outdoor sculpture “Nkyinkyim Installation,” dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Transatlantic slave trade, is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. The work is directly connected to a larger installation of the same name made up of over 1,500 portraits of Africans in the Diaspora.

A  r  t  i  s  t     S  t  a  t  e  m  e  n   t

A Blank Slate Palimpsest

Blank is the slate that we write on, but we see through. We see through palimpsest of millions of civil rights placards begging for a chance to breathe… The rights to breathe.

I sculpt yes, but the statement is not my own. The statement is for the people. The African American people, the black people. And people who want to speak up against the tradition of injustice.

That is why the slate is left blank.

– Kwame Akoto-Bamfo

pal·imp·sest
/ˈpaləm(p)ˌsest/
noun: palimpsest; plural noun: palimpsests
a manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain.

  • something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.

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Blank Slate Tour

Louisville, KY

June 1 – 7 ––– Kentucky African American Heritage Center
June 8 – 9 ––– Injustice Square Park

Blank Slate Virtual Town Hall

June 3 ––– Blank Slate Youtube

Princeton, IN

June 11 – 12 ––– Lyles Station Historic Museum

Detroit, MI

June 15 – 16 ––– Motown Museum

Chicago, IL

June 17 – 20 ––– Dusable Museum

Pittsburgh, PA

June 20 – 22 ––– August Wilson African American Cultural Center

Brooklyn, NY

June 24 ––– Brooklyn Children’s Museum

New York, NY

June 25 ––– Times Square

Harlem, NY

June 26 ––– African Chop House

Washington, DC

June 29 ––– We Act Radio

Charlotte, NC

July 1 ––– The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture

Atlanta, GA

August 27 – September 4th ––– Martin Luther King Center

Artist

The Artist:
Kwame Akoto-Bamfo

Kwame Akoto-Bamfo is a versatile Ghanaian artist who is known for his work Nkyinkyim Installation/Museum, cultural activism and contributions to Ghanaian tertiary institutions and traditional communities.

His outdoor sculpture “Nkyinkyim Installation,” dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Transatlantic slave trade, is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. The work is directly connected to a larger installation of the same name made up of over 1,500 portraits of Africans in the Diaspora.

A  r  t  i  s  t     S  t  a  t  e  m  e  n   t

A Blank Slate Palimpsest

Blank is the slate that we write on, but we see through. We see through palimpsest of millions of civil rights placards begging for a chance to breathe… The rights to breathe.

I sculpt yes, but the statement is not my own. The statement is for the people. The African American people, the black people. And people who want to speak up against the tradition of injustice.

That is why the slate is left blank.

– Kwame Akoto-Bamfo

pal·imp·sest
/ˈpaləm(p)ˌsest/
noun: palimpsest; plural noun: palimpsests
a manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain.

  • something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.

Blank Slate Tour

Louisville, KY

June 1 – 7 ––– Kentucky African American Heritage Center
June 8 – 9 ––– Injustice Square Park

Blank Slate Virtual Town Hall

June 3 ––– Blank Slate Youtube

Princeton, IN

June 11 – 12 ––– Lyles Station Historic Museum

Detroit, MI

June 15 – 16 ––– Motown Museum

Chicago, IL

June 17 – 20 ––– Dusable Museum

Pittsburgh, PA

June 20 – 22 ––– August Wilson African American Cultural Center

Brooklyn, NY

June 24 ––– Brooklyn Children’s Museum

New York, NY

June 25 ––– Times Square

Harlem, NY

June 26 ––– African Chop House

Washington, DC

June 29 ––– We Act Radio

Charlotte, NC

July 1 ––– The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture

Atlanta, GA

August 27 – September 4th ––– Martin Luther King Center

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