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Vol.6(2), pp. 9-18 , October 2016
ISSN: 2141-6524

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Space as a unique context for sculpture theory and praxis in Ghana

Emmanuel Eyram Donkor*
  • Emmanuel Eyram Donkor*
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (K.N.U.S.T), Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana.
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Kwame Opoku-Bounsu
  • Kwame Opoku-Bounsu
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (K.N.U.S.T), Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana.
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Felix Annor Anim
  • Felix Annor Anim
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (K.N.U.S.T), Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana.
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 Received: 27 March 2016  Accepted: 16 September 2016  Published: 31 October 2016

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This paper explores autonomous space as subject and object in studio sculpture experimental studies with the backdrop of spatial subjectivities inherent culturally in Ghana. The study looks at contemporary Ghanaian art presentation of space as integral in sculptural compositions contextually, with interests shuffling between inner and outer space, as corresponding to spatial conception in conventional sculpture. Authors trace the traditional conception of space in sculpture and the gradual emergence of space as a medium in opposition to their subjective forms. The study further, through studio-based spatial experimental mappings in emerging contemporary praxis articulates possibilities in exploring autonomous space as medium in sculpture.

Key words: Space, Ghanaian subjectivity, sculpture, contemporary, theory and praxis.

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APA Donkor, E. E., Opoku-Bounsu, K., & Anim, F. A. (2016). Space as a unique context for sculpture theory and praxis in Ghana. Journal of Fine and Studio Art, 6(2), 9-18.
Chicago Emmanuel Eyram Donkor, Kwame Opoku-Bounsu and Felix Annor Anim. "Space as a unique context for sculpture theory and praxis in Ghana." Journal of Fine and Studio Art 6, no. 2 (2016): 9-18.
MLA Emmanuel Eyram Donkor, Kwame Opoku-Bounsu and Felix Annor Anim. "Space as a unique context for sculpture theory and praxis in Ghana." Journal of Fine and Studio Art 6.2 (2016): 9-18.

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