Diverse Voices: The Changing Face of Curating

Victoria Woodcock for elephant
Ossei-Mensah’s current show at Ben Brown Fine Arts in London’s Mayfair centres on artists from African and Asian diasporas. Titled Ghosts of Empires II (on until October 22), it is an extension of an earlier exhibition in Hong Kong. “I was tasked with putting out a show that could be fresh and interesting for audiences in both Hong Kong and London,” says Ossei-Mensah, whose selection looks at the legacy of colonialism. “It’s also about how you navigate a bicultural identity,” he adds. “A lot of the artists reside in the US but may be of Asian, African or Caribbean descent. For me, honestly, it’s a way to work through my own identity. I was born and raised in the States and both of my parents are from Ghana.”
September 26, 2022