Otobong Nkanga, Contained Measures of Pointe Noire, CCF, Pointe Noire, 2009
curated by Emanuele Guidi
Vernissage and Performance: 23/11/2018 7 pm
24/11/2018 – 09/02/2019
Artist Otobong Nkanga (Lagos/Antwerp) returns to ar/ge kunst for her first solo show in Italy having previously participated in the programmatic exhibition Prologue Part II – La Mia Scuola di Architettura in November 2013.
Gathering recent works, ongoing projects and two new commissioned pieces, A Lapse, a Stain, a Fallarticulates a further step in Nkanga’s research about the manifold values of natural resources in the Anthropocene; a process she carries on alongside an unceasing exploration of the reciprocity between earth and language morphologies.
Employing sculpture, drawing and performance, but also writing, publishing and pedagogical formats, Nkanga looks at the notion of ‘land’ as a geological and discursive formation, often taking as her starting point the systems and procedures by which raw materials are locally dug up, technologically processed and globally circulated. From there she follows the threads that intertwine ores, material culture and the construction of desire with the redistribution of power and knowledge.
Via Museo 29
39100 Bolzano, Italy