This week my article (in Swedish only UPDATE: Now also in some sort of English with Google Translate here. ) on the Adopted art recently exhibited at the German Goethe Institute here in Accra was published in the Swedish Traveling Exhibitions Newsletter here.
Below, I translated a brief part illustrating what the thought-provoking exhibit by Gudrun Widlok was all about.
The center of the exhibit is the adoption office where one can apply to be a “adoptive family” or an “adoptee”. Here are 100 photos of Europeans who wish for an African family as well as a painting where an African family is holding a picture of their new, European family member.
In the pic a Ghanaian family at the opening of the exhibit describes the experience of adopting a European adult .