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Otobong Nkanga, The Encounter That Took a Part of Me, 2016. Exhibition view, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo by Stuart Whipps

Otobong Nkanga, The Encounter That Took a Part of Me, 2016. Exhibition view, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo by Stuart Whipps

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Otobong Nkanga

15 Oct 2016 - 15 Jan 2017

Huge tapestries, performances, drawings and installations trace all kinds of different botanical and geological histories in Otobong Nkanga’s work. This is the Antwerp-based Nigerian artist’s first solo show in this country.

The exhibition is made up of two site-specific installations. One, a new commission, is a constellation of museum
display cases, a vast wall drawing and a large two-part tapestry. Next door Nkanga has created a new version of her installation Taste of a Stone, which brings the natural world into the gallery to create a landscape of boulders, pebbles, trees and other plants. This environment for contemplation is inhabited by local storytellers, musicians and dancers, as well as visitors. All are invited to share memories and moods.

Otobong Nkanga's exhibition is co-produced by Nottingham Contemporary and Kunsthal Aarhus.

 

 

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  • Otobong Nkanga, The Encounter That Took a Part of Me, 2016. Installation view, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo by Stuart Whipps

  • Otobong Nkanga, The Encounter That Took a Part of Me, 2016. Installation view, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo by Stuart Whipps

  • Otobong Nkanga, The Encounter That Took a Part of Me, 2016. Installation view, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo by Stuart Whipps

  • Otobong Nkanga, The Encounter That Took a Part of Me, 2016. Installation view, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo by Stuart Whipps

  • Otobong Nkanga, The Encounter That Took a Part of Me, 2016. Installation view, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo by Stuart Whipps

  • Otobong Nkanga, The Encounter That Took a Part of Me, 2016. Installation view, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo by Stuart Whipps

  • Otobong Nkanga, Taste of a Stone, 2016. Installation view, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo by Stuart Whipps

  • Otobong Nkanga, Taste of a Stone, 2016. Installation view, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo by Stuart Whipps

  • Otobong Nkanga, Taste of a Stone, 2016. Installation view, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo by Stuart Whipps

  • Otobong Nkanga, Taste of a Stone, 2016. Installation view, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo by Stuart Whipps

  • Otobong Nkanga, Taste of a Stone, 2016. Installation view, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo by Stuart Whipps

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