The spirits play football
Drawings and sculptures by the Ghanaian artist
ATAA OKO ADDO (1919–2012)
In addition to Ataa Oko’s work there are also figurative coffins by Kane Kwei and Paa Joe, coffin miniatures by Kudjoe Affutu, as well as films and photographs from Regula Tschumi’s archives.
From May 28 to September 25, 2022 in the Museum Der Völker in Schwaz, Austria
Open: Thuresday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
St. Martin 16 | A-6130 Schwaz/Tirol | T +43 (0) 5242 66090
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On the 11.8.2022 Regula Tschumi will guide through the exhibition and give a lecture about Ataa Oko’s work.
For more information please check the website of the museum.
New release in August 2021:
Ataa Oko Addo
The french and the english translations of the german book Ataa Oko Addo have been released and can now be ordered at Edition Clandestin or in any bookshop.
The artist Ataa Oko Addo (1919 – 2012) of La in Ghana is seen as a pioneer of the world-famous Ghanaian coffin art. In 2002, after he first met the Swiss ethnologist Regula Tschumi, the former coffin artist, now aged over 80, began to draw. Until his death, Ataa Oko produced a unique body of graphic work, that provides insight into Ghanaian culture and the spiritual world of the artist.
With texts by Sarah Lombardi, Regula Tschumi, Lucienne Peiry and Atta Kwami
Hardcover, 256 pages, 21.5 x 28 cm, ill. 4-colored u. b/w
German ISBN 978-3-907262-04-7
English ISBN 978-3-907262-05-4
French ISBN 978-3-907262-06-1