Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Simone Missick Will Play Misty Knight in Marvel's ‘Luke Cage’ Netflix Series Simone Missick Will Play Misty Knight in Marvel's ‘Luke Cage’ Netflix Series A New Scripted Series Is Coming to BET Starring Brandy Norwood and Executive Produced by Debra Martin Chase A New Scripted Series Is Coming to BET Starring Brandy Norwood and Executive Produced by Debra Martin Chase Here's Idris Elba's Response to Commentary That He's "Too Street" to Play James Bond Here's Idris Elba's Response to Commentary That He's "Too Street" to Play James Bond Be Captivated By The First Trailer for 'Lamb' - Ethiopia's First-Ever Cannes "Official Selection" Be Captivated By The First Trailer for 'Lamb' - Ethiopia's First-Ever Cannes "Official Selection" Tina Mabry's 'Mississippi Damned' Is Now Streaming on Netflix, Courtesy of AFFRM + Array Tina Mabry's 'Mississippi Damned' Is Now Streaming on Netflix, Courtesy of AFFRM + Array '007' Author Says Idris Elba "Too Street" to Play Bond. But I Doubt the Actor Cares. Bring on the Black Authors! '007' Author Says Idris Elba "Too Street" to Play Bond. But I Doubt the Actor Cares. Bring on the Black Authors! 'Dope' Is Heading Back to Theaters for a Second Run (Awards Season Contention, Perhaps?) 'Dope' Is Heading Back to Theaters for a Second Run (Awards Season Contention, Perhaps?) Here's the List of Films & TV Series Coming to and Leaving Netflix's Streaming Library in September Here's the List of Films & TV Series Coming to and Leaving Netflix's Streaming Library in September BET Launches Original Series “THE BET LIFE OF…” - Will Look at Musical Careers of Beyonce, Chris Brown, Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj & Trey Songz BET Launches Original Series “THE BET LIFE OF…” - Will Look at Musical Careers of Beyonce, Chris Brown, Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj & Trey Songz This "Faith-Based" Drama Is Giving 'Straight Outta Compton' a Run for Its Money This Weekend... This "Faith-Based" Drama Is Giving 'Straight Outta Compton' a Run for Its Money This Weekend... BET and TV One Will Go Head-to-Head Tonight With Original Movies Airing at the Exact Same Time BET and TV One Will Go Head-to-Head Tonight With Original Movies Airing at the Exact Same Time Righting a Past Wrong? Academy to Present Spike Lee with Honorary Oscar Righting a Past Wrong? Academy to Present Spike Lee with Honorary Oscar African-American Female Team Produce Indie Horror Film ‘The Dark Rite’ African-American Female Team Produce Indie Horror Film ‘The Dark Rite’ Viola Davis Says She Will Star in a Film Adaptation of 'Fences' Directed by Denzel Washington Viola Davis Says She Will Star in a Film Adaptation of 'Fences' Directed by Denzel Washington "This Is a Relationship" - Watch Michael Ealy Frighten Sanaa Lathan in Tense First Clip From 'The Perfect Guy' "This Is a Relationship" - Watch Michael Ealy Frighten Sanaa Lathan in Tense First Clip From 'The Perfect Guy' Vin Diesel Says He's Returning for a 'xXx' Threequel - Filming to Start in December Vin Diesel Says He's Returning for a 'xXx' Threequel - Filming to Start in December Timely Brit Documentary 'The Hard Stop' Explores Life & Death of Mark Duggan + Riots That Followed (Trailer) Timely Brit Documentary 'The Hard Stop' Explores Life & Death of Mark Duggan + Riots That Followed (Trailer) Mapping Brutality: How Last Year’s 'Belle' Perfectly Explains White America's Response to Racism Mapping Brutality: How Last Year’s 'Belle' Perfectly Explains White America's Response to Racism Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Denzel Washington Reveals Daughter Is In 'Django Unchained' + Roles He Regrets Rejecting Denzel Washington Reveals Daughter Is In 'Django Unchained' + Roles He Regrets Rejecting

Axe Of Vengeance: Ghanaian Film Posters And Film Viewing Culture

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 16, 2012 at 6:01PM

Long-time readers of S&A will remember our online showcase of these locally-made, hand-crafted Ghanaian movie posters advertising Hollywood, Nollywood, Bollywood, martial arts and home-grown action movies and dramas in the country.
2
Ghanaian Movie Posters

Long-time readers of S&A will remember our online showcase of these locally-made, hand-crafted Ghanaian movie posters advertising Hollywood, Nollywood, Bollywood, martial arts and home-grown action movies and dramas in the country.

Well, someone else saw value in these posters and collected a whole bunch of them, and is apparently touring museums around the world with the lot.

And if you live anywhere in/around Bloomington, Indiana, you should know that The Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University will be housing an exhibition of these posters from August 24, through September 15, 2012.

They're calling it Axe of Vengeance: Ghanaian Film Posters and Film Viewing Culture. I guess that's maybe an improvement from what the International Design Museum in Munich, Germany, called their exhibition of the posters last summer: Deadly and Brutal: Film Posters from Ghana.

The original posters are said to be from a private collection of an art historian in Rosenheim, Germany - the Dr. Wolfgang Stäbler Collection.

I'm most curious as to how this collection of posters got into the Dr. Wolfgang Stäbler Collection in Germany. A Google search revealed nothing. But I'll keep digging.

There's even a book of these posters on sale at bookstores. 

Someone is (or some people are) getting rich on these posters, and I'm just wondering, as I said, how they made their way out of Ghana to start, who exactly owns the rights to them now, and whether the Ghanaians who created them are aware of what's become of them.

Regardless, if you're in Bloomington, you'll get to see them live and in person.

Click HERE to head over the Grunwald Gallery of Art at IU for more info. 

A sample of the posters follows below:

3805413962_1e00fdfaab_o

3805417910_22029499de_b

3805426772_331aacc089_b

43520c5bea065084

3804623587_387b61716e_b

p071783s

3804595157_f765919c4e_b

3804614795_a03cc796e8_o


Shadow & ActNewsletter