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Politics of representation

24 November 2012
24 November 2012

Event Images from Across the board: Politics of Representation

Otobong Nkanga, Contained Measures of Shifting States 2012 03

Otobong Nkanga, Contained Measures of Shifting States 2012 01

Otobong Nkanga, Contained Measures of Shifting States 2012 01

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Nástio Mosquito, Flourishing Seeds 2012 01

Nástio Mosquito, Flourishing Seeds 2012 02

Nástio Mosquito, Flourishing Seeds 2012 04

Nástio Mosquito, Flourishing Seeds 2012 03

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

Venue

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
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Dates

24 November 2012 at 10.00–19.00

24 November 2012 at 20.30–22.00