Sunday, July 10, 2011

Movie Mojo: Hand-Painted Posters from Ghana

Just went to view this amazing exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center last Thursday, and was completely blown away.

These are an outsider/folk artist enthusiasts dream come true. A rich blending of a western tradition and African folk iconography. These posters were meant to advertise screenings of vhs movies in pop-up theaters throughout Ghana and Nigeria.

Some of the imagery is horrifyingly graphic and disturbing, filtering voodoo culture through the lens of B-grade "Nollywood" horror.

Be sure to check out the posters in all their gory and bizarre glory before the show closes Sept. 4.