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Listen, Listen: Adadam Agofomma
Honoring the musical legacy of Koo Nimo

Item date(s): 2011

Mary Hark  - (book artist)
Atta Kwami

Pages: unpaged
Size: 305mm
Inscription: Signed by all participants
Edition: #12/50

Publisher: Take Time Press
Cat. 0150-C9-9
Exhibition 2017; 2019

Additional notes:
Prospectus laid in.

Accordion booklet in red wrappers with poem "Life is What You Make It".

This book was designed by Mark Hark and predominantly showcases paper hand made from botanicals harvested near Koo Nimo's home in Kumasi, Ghana, during July and August 2010. These papers are pulp-mulberry, cashew, papyrus, and other fibers which grow in the Greater Ashante Region. Thye were produced by Mark Hark in Kumasi with assistance from Rita Yaboah and Michael Adashie.

Atta Kwami's suite of three etching and relief prints, titled Sound Fabric, was printed by Pamela Clarkson and Atta Kwami in their Ayeduase New Site Studio near Kumasi during July and August 2010 on Mark Hark's linen paper.

Letterpress printing was executed by Mary Hark and Jana Pullman, who also acgted as a professional consultant, at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Twi scholars Samuel Kofi Darkwa and Forster Kena Asare assisted in the translation of the lyrics. Layout and typesetting were provided by Christine DeMars.

The clam-shell box and small books were designed by Mark Hark and constructed at HARK! Handmade Paper Studio in Madison Wisconsin, with assistance from Sandra Anible, Jen St. Cyr, Sarah Taft, Amara Hark-Weber and Ana Musachio.

Exhibition notes:
;Item 0150 - C9-9 on Booknesses: Artists' books from the Jack Ginsberg Collection.

UJ Art Gallery, University of Johannesburg

25 March to 5 May 2017

Samplings: South African Artists' Books

Basement Gallery, WAM

26 March to 6 July 2019

Ref: GB/15082

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