28 June - 30 July 2018

SMO Contemporary Art is delighted to curate a major solo exhibition motionEmotion, by Germany-based artist Chidi Kwubiri, which is being presented by Gallery 1957 in Accra, Ghana.

 motionEmotion is the culmination of a lifelong dream of Kwubiri’s, in which he speaks to the power of music on the creative soul. The exhibition of 18 spectacular large canvases and a performance piece reflect the spirit dance of celebration, joy, melancholy, energy, hope, and protest that music evokes in people wherever they gather.

 In motionEmotion, Kwubiri takes us on a journey across sound, rhythm, performance and dance, by presenting paintings which speak to the outer and inner manifestation of music on identity, the rise of freedom movements, and the impact of lyrics on society across different generations.