Event Images from Across the board: Politics of Representation

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  • Otobong Nkanga, Contained Measures of Shifting States 2012

    Otobong Nkanga, Contained Measures of Shifting States 2012
    Installation and live performance in The Tanks, Tate Modern

    Image
    © Tate Photography/ Gabrielle Johnson

  • Otobong Nkanga, Contained Measures of Shifting States 2012

    Otobong Nkanga, Contained Measures of Shifting States 2012
    Installation and live performance in The Tanks, Tate Modern

    Image
    © Tate Photography/ Gabrielle Johnson

  • Otobong Nkanga, Contained Measures of Shifting States 2012

    Otobong Nkanga, Contained Measures of Shifting States 2012
    Installation and live performance in The Tanks, Tate Modern

    Image
    © Tate Photography/ Gabrielle Johnson

  • Otobong Nkanga, Contained Measures of Shifting States 2012

    Otobong Nkanga, Contained Measures of Shifting States 2012
    Installation and live performance in The Tanks, Tate Modern

    Image
    © Tate Photography/ Gabrielle Johnson

  • Nástio Mosquito, Flourishing Seeds 2012

    Nástio Mosquito, Flourishing Seeds 2012
    Multi screen video projection and live performance in the The Tanks, Tate Modern

    Image
    © Tate Photography/ Gabrielle Johnson

  • Nástio Mosquito, Flourishing Seeds 2012

    Nástio Mosquito, Flourishing Seeds 2012
    Multi screen video projection and live performance in the The Tanks, Tate Modern

    Image
    © Tate Photography/ Gabrielle Johnson

  • Nástio Mosquito, Flourishing Seeds 2012

    Nástio Mosquito, Flourishing Seeds 2012
    Multi screen video projection and live performance in the The Tanks, Tate Modern

    Image
    © Tate Photography/ Gabrielle Johnson

  • Nástio Mosquito, Flourishing Seeds 2012

    Nástio Mosquito, Flourishing Seeds 2012
    Multi screen video projection and live performance in the The Tanks, Tate Modern

    Image
    © Tate Photography/ Gabrielle Johnson

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. This event happens throughout the day and visitors are invited to drop in.

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. Visitors are requested to book in advance for this event.

Nástio Mosquito, Three Continents 2010

Nástio Mosquito
Three Continents 2010

© courtesy of the artist