Presented by Kunsthal Aarhus
The sculptures, installations, performances, drawings and photographs of Nigerian artist, Otobong Nkanga, examine ideas about land, cartography, the value attached to natural resources and environmental issues. Nkanga collects human and natural traces left in objects and landscapes.
These objects are poetically displayed on tables and built structures in such a way that they trigger memory, thought or emotion. This is idiosyncratic knowledge production: from political theory to philosophy, from sociology to the natural sciences. The exhibition at Kunsthal Aarhus, co-produced with Nottingham Contemporary, England, will consist of two large installations.
On show will be a new version of the installation and performance piece, Taste of a Stone, from the 2012 Sharjah Biennial and a new commission: an installation consisting of a large-scale wall drawing, a diptych tapestry and sculptural display structures.
31. March - 28. May