Across the board: Politics of Representation

Across the board: Politics of Representation

Tate Modern

Otobong Nkanga, Social Consequences III: Without you Everything Falls Apart/ Engaged/Body Builder/The Overload/Waiting for X/Fractured, 2010. Courtesy of the Artist and Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.

November 20, 2012

Across the board: Politics of Representation
Saturday 24 November 2012

The Tanks at Tate Modern
London SE1 9TG
United Kingdom

10–19h, Otobong Nkanga, Contained Measures of Shifting States, 2012
Free, drop-in

20.30–22h, Nástio Mosquito, Flourishing Seeds, 2012
Free, ticket required

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 Collection.

Questioning the politics of representation, Nkanga will present 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.

Nástio Mosquito will stage 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.

Across the board: Politics of Representation is the first part in a two-year extended project supported by Guaranty Trust Bank Plc. The project invites local and international audiences to engage with artists, curators and scholars, exploring current cultural and artistic production in Africa, through a series of events. Presenting various narratives of art making and knowledge production, contributors will address questions around the status of contemporary African art as a field of cultural production. Across the board will take place in London (United Kingdom), Accra (Ghana), Douala (Cameroon), and Lagos (Nigeria) and will raise questions on politics of representation, institution building, public space/public sphere, and interdisciplinary practices.

Across the board is curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose, Curator International Art, supported by Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Tate Modern, with Loren Hansi Momodu, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern.

Supported by Guaranty Trust Bank Plc

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