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Akosua Adoma Owusu Named Recipient of Guggenheim …

Sergio | Shadow and Act   in  · ·
April 23, 2015

We have been following, for quite a while now, the career of the extraordinary filmmaker and artist Akosua Adoma Owusu, who films are in the permanent collections of both the Whitney Museum in New York and the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

Last summer, for example, Tambay reported (HERE) on her experimental feature film, “Black Sunshine,” when it was selected as one of four films to receive production financing from the World Cinema Fund, which is an initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Berlin International Film Festival, and the Goethe-Institut-Film.

And as I’ve said before about Ms. Owusu, her goal, is to use her work to “… open audiences up to a new dialogue between the continents of Africa and America; one that incorporates more than just stereotypes, but includes both conventionalized and un-conventionalized discourses of race in its service. By creating complex contradictions.”…

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