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Otobong Nkanga

Partition : Divorce, 2005

Work on paper
15 2/5 × 11 4/5 × 1 1/5 in
39 × 30 × 3 cm
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location
Romainville
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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.

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About the work
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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

Partition : Divorce, 2005

Work on paper
15 2/5 × 11 4/5 × 1 1/5 in
39 × 30 × 3 cm
Sold
location
Romainville
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