Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads
March 2, 2023 - April 15, 2023
Simon Lee:
12 Berkeley Street,
London W1J 8DT

Serge Attukwei Clottey primarily works with materials found throughout the streets of Accra, his hometown. These include yellow plastic Kufuor gallons, which he repurposes into striking works that reckon with the country’s fraught history of migration and movement. The ubiquitous gallons harken back to the country’s mid-aughts struggle with water shortages, forcing many to use the vessels to collect and store water. Stitched together using copper wire, each work is invested with the manifold personal stories from the homes they’ve outlived their use in, with worn colors and textures ascribing a spectrum of realities and meanings.

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