Ghanaian artistic director and founder of @manjujournal, Richmond Orlando Mensah, has taken the art world by storm with the launch of his highly anticipated debut book, “Voices.”
This groundbreaking publication announced through an Instagram post, is a major milestone in Mensah’s career and a significant contribution to the art community.
This exceptional publication aims to celebrate the artists at the heart of Ghana’s vibrant creative community. The book features the works of 80 Ghanaian visual artists, including Addy, Annor, Gideon Appah, Annan Affote, and many more.
Readers can expect to be immersed in a visually stunning collection of curated portfolios from photographers, painters, illustrators, filmmakers, curators, sculptors, and other artistic disciplines.
Additionally, “Voices” offers exclusive interviews that delve into thought-provoking themes of community and diaspora, providing valuable insights into the artists’ creative processes and perspectives.
As an artistic director, Richmond Mensah is renowned for his keen eye for talent and his ability to curate exceptional artistic experiences.
Through “Voices,” he brings his expertise and passion to the forefront, capturing the essence of the Ghanaian art community in a way that has never been done before.
In a heartfelt Instagram post, artistic director and founder of @manjujournal, Orlando Mensah, shared the exciting news of his debut publication, “Voices.”
He wrote: “After almost two years in the making, l’m incredibly excited that today I present to the world my debut publication and a major milestone for @manjujournal as we delve into the world of print. A lot of hardwork but also and most of all a lot of love has gone into making this visual anthology book”
The book, available for pre-order, holds a special place in Mensah’s heart as it celebrates leading Ghanaian visual artists and the vibrant art community of the country. With over 80 exclusive interviews from visual artists, curators, and gallerists working in Ghana and the diaspora, “Voices” showcases their creative excellence and offers a unique perspective into the artistic journey of these talented individuals.
Mensah expressed his gratitude to the artists who generously shared their time and support, as well as the galleries, institutions, agents, friends, and loved ones who played a part in connecting him to the artistic community. He also extended a special thank you to his publishers at twentyfour.thirtysix for making this dream a reality.
With the release of “Voices” in September, Mensah eagerly looks forward to sharing this labor of love and artistry with the world. The book promises to be a significant contribution to the artistic landscape, showcasing the creative brilliance of Ghanaian visual artists and fostering a deeper understanding of their work.
To pre-order “Voices” and support this remarkable endeavour, visit the official website at https://www.twentyfourthirtysix.com/bookshop/p/voices or click the link in Mensah’s Instagram bio.