Otobong Nkanga, ‘In pursuit of Bling : The Transformation’, 2014, Textile Arts, Tapestry, In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc
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Otobong Nkanga

In pursuit of Bling : The Transformation, 2014

Tapestry
71 3/5 × 70 4/5 × 1 in
180.3 × 177.8 × 2.5 cm
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Romainville
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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, ‘In pursuit of Bling : The Transformation’, 2014, Textile Arts, Tapestry, In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc
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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

In pursuit of Bling : The Transformation, 2014

Tapestry
71 3/5 × 70 4/5 × 1 in
180.3 × 177.8 × 2.5 cm
Sold
Location
Romainville
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