Zoom: Paa Joe sitting in October 2013 in an old palanquin he made around 1976 for a chief in Nungua

Paa Joe sitting in October 2013 in an old palanquin he made around 1976 for a chief in Nungua

Zoom: Paa Joe sitting in October 2013 in an old palanquin he made around 1976 for a chief in Nungua
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The artist Paa Joe (*1947) has worked since 1976 in his own carpentry shop in Nungua and since 2007 in Pobiman, in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana. In 1989, he participated with his figural coffins in “Les Magiciens de la terre” in the Centre Pompidou in Paris. But his coffins were also
exhibited in many other museums all over the world.
Regula Tschumi studied and documented Paa Joe’s art and carpentry work during her field research in Ghana and she published several texts about the artist and his work. In 2006, she showed seven of Paa Joe’s figurative coffins in “Six Feet Under” in the Kunstmuseum in Bern.

Paa Joe

Paa Joe's red rooster for the Kunstmuseum Bern, 2006

Paa Joe's red rooster for the Kunstmuseum Bern, 2006