Installation Art by Otobong Nkanga (on display in Oxford, UK, until November 2016)

The angular and multi-layered, architectural installation "Tsumeb Fragments" (2015) by Nigerian contemporary artist Otobong Nkanga is on display at Modern Art Oxford as part of the exhibition "KALEIDOSCOPE: It's Me to the World" (20 August - 17 November 2016). Like many works from Nkanga's portfolio, Tsumeb Fragments addresses the themes of landscape, memory and the legacies of colonialism... Continue Reading →

Thin Black Lines: marking time – on faces, within networks, and in exhibition spaces…

As I stood in front of Jelena Bulajic's large-scale portrait of Alise Lange (2013) mesmerised by the network of fine wrinkles covering her face,  my momentary thoughts merged with memories of another contemporary artwork that came back to mind in sharp focus – the image of Lubaina Himid's topological art map, Thin Black Line(s) (2011). In Bulajic's work, her mixed-media artistic cartography of facial lines... Continue Reading →

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