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La Biennale di Venezia

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Studio of Serge Attukwei Clottey

Time and Chance

  • TUE - SUN
    20/05 > 30/09
    11 AM - 7 PM

    01/10 > 26/11
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Serge Attukwei Clottey (Accra, Ghana, 1985)
lives and works in Accra, Ghana and internationally


For The Laboratory of the Future, Clottey has constructed an iteration of his ‘Afrogallonism’ project, installed along the upper support structure of the Gaggiandre. The work hangs organically, its shape defined by its own weight, suspended above the water, the reflection catching along the surface below. In the Corderie, hangs a fragment of this work.
Clottey works across installation, performance, photography, painting, and sculpture, exploring personal and political narratives rooted in histories of trade and migration. Based in Accra, Ghana, Clottey refers to his work that uses primarily plastic, yellow, Kufuor-era gallon containers as ‘Afrogallonism’, a concept that confronts global material culture through the cutting, drilling, stitching, and melting of these found materials.
The gallons that Clottey utilises within this work are not inherently African. They are constructed from plastic, imported, then discarded. With this project, Clottey utilises existing Venetian architecture to create a sitespecific installation – one that investigates the relationship between ‘Afrogallonism’ and this important cultural site.


Hannah Grossman, Lisa Pomares
With the additional support of
Stefan Simchowitz

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