Art of Effah
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Blend If

Blend if is a collaborative work of Daniel Effah (Art of Effah) and Sham Ahmed that takes a strong view on social and cultural issues in the form of African culture assimilated into Western society. A society can not function as an agent of acculturation as one inexperienced to the concept. 

The series highlights on the issues faced by various cultural traits an issue encountered by occupants of such space are holding on to one's cultural identity while effectively trying to embrace others. In doing so, we put on masks that are seen as a way to classify us but at the same time, amplifies our differences. In the course of holding on to these difference (physical, social, character) the human tendency to see others as less human than ourselves resulting from a lack of shared value becomes clear. 

 

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In order to humanize ourselves in the face of others, some ponder on blending in better if…I took off my mask?  I lost my accent? I shed my skin?    And In doing so question the value of their roots.

In order to humanize ourselves in the face of others, some ponder on blending in better if…I took off my mask? I lost my accent? I shed my skin? And In doing so question the value of their roots.

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