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Artist Perspective: Otobong Nkanga

Presented by Frist Art Museum at Frist Art Museum, Nashville TN

Feb 03 2023
Artist Perspective: Otobong Nkanga

Otobong Nkanga. Tied to the Other Side, 2021. Woven textile (yarns: viscose, multifilament, merino wool, elirex, superwash, monofilament and acrylic); 137 3/4 x 236 1/4 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Otobong Nkganga

Artist Perspective: Otobong Nkanga

Join Otobong Nkanga for this lecture about her artistic practice and the exhibition Gently Basking in Debris


Nigerian Belgian artist Otobong Nkanga creates tapestries, drawings, videos, sculptures, and performances that feature narratives of wounding and healing, making metaphorical links between the landscape and the traumatized human body. Mapping new paths toward recovery, Nkanga’s work conveys the necessity of acknowledging the violence caused by exploiting natural and human resources if we are to overcome the damaging legacy of extraction under colonialism and global capitalism. This exhibition is part of the Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art, a statewide series of exhibitions and performances coordinated by consulting curator María Magdalena Campos-Pons of Vanderbilt University’s Engine for Art, Democracy & Justice that explores the theme of repair and healing, particularly with regards to the Global South and its colonial history.

Nkanga has exhibited in such venues as Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Centre Pompidou, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Moderna Museet, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Tate Modern, Tate St Ives, and Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. Her work has been included in such group exhibitions as the 58th Venice Biennale, documenta 14, 13th Biennale de Lyon, 31st Bienal de São Paulo, and 8th Berlin Biennale.

Organized by the Frist Art Museum.

This exhibition is part of the Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art, a program of Tri-Star Arts.

Image: Otobong Nkanga. Tied to the Other Side, 2021. Woven textile (yarns: viscose, multifilament, merino wool, elirex, superwash, monofilament and acrylic); 137 3/4 x 236 1/4 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Otobong Nkganga

Source: Frist Art Museum

ADMISSION INFO

FREE Event
First come, first served.
The Artist Talk will take place in the Auditorium.

Contact: (615) 244-3340

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Feb 3, 2023 at 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Fri)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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Frist Art Museum

919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

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