Politics of representation: performances of Otobong Nkanga and Nástio Mosquito

The Tanks at Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012

The first event of the series  Across the board  features the performances of artists Otobong Nkanga and Nástio Mosquito in the Tanks. Both artists have been invited to address aspects of cultural identity, its nuances and pragmatisms within the institutional framework provided by Tate’s  collection.

Questioning the politics of representation,  Otobong Nkanga   presents a new proposal of her ongoing installation series  Contained Measures  in which the artist invites the visitor to engage in a performance about the shifting states of objects and intangible things, such identity, memory and perception through a specific strategy of collecting. In the evening, Nástio Mosquito stages a selection of his most irreverent videos in an engaging performance including music, spoken word and ‘a capella’ songs, through which the artist questions our understanding of notions such as Art, Africa, and the West.



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