Otobong Nkanga, ‘Alterscapes : Playground ’, 2015, Lumen Travo
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Otobong Nkanga

Alterscapes : Playground , 2015

21 3/10 × 28 in
54 × 71 cm
Edition of 7
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
Amsterdam
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About the work
Otobong Nkanga
Nigerian, b. 1974
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In performance, sculpture, drawing, painting, textiles, photography, and installation works, Nigeria-born artist Otobong Nkanga creates narratives that dwell on memory, environment, and the postcolonial histories embedded in her home country. In her works-on-paper especially, Nkanga creates landscapes and corporeal forms with clean, hard-edged lines that address the political and ecological impacts of Nigeria’s oil industry. These works also reference West African cultural artifacts, which Nkanga situates in a political web of Nigeria’s postcolonial economy, raising questions about the cultural, ethnographic, and use value of these items.

Otobong Nkanga, ‘Alterscapes : Playground ’, 2015, Lumen Travo
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About the work
Otobong Nkanga
Nigerian, b. 1974
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In performance, sculpture, drawing, painting, textiles, photography, and installation works, Nigeria-born artist Otobong Nkanga creates narratives that dwell on memory, environment, and the postcolonial histories embedded in her home country. In her works-on-paper especially, Nkanga creates landscapes and corporeal forms with clean, hard-edged lines that address the political and ecological impacts of Nigeria’s oil industry. These works also reference West African cultural artifacts, which Nkanga situates in a political web of Nigeria’s postcolonial economy, raising questions about the cultural, ethnographic, and use value of these items.

Otobong Nkanga

Alterscapes : Playground , 2015

21 3/10 × 28 in
54 × 71 cm
Edition of 7
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Amsterdam
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Other works by Otobong Nkanga