Tate St Ives Private View

Members Private View: Otobong Nkanga

Otobong Nkanga The Weight of Scars 2015. Installation view at MHKA, Antwerp, Belgium. Courtesy of the artist and Lumen Travo, Amsterdam, In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc, Paris and Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brussels, New York.  Photograph: Christine Clinckx  - MHKA  

For Members with the Tate St Ives Extra Card

Members are invited to be the first to see Otobong Nkanga's first UK museum exhibition that includes new work created for the show and a performance by the artist on the night.

Nkanga's multi-disciplinary practice spans tapestry, drawing, photography, installation, video and performance, and addresses the politics of land and its relationship to the body, as well as exploring the complex histories of land acquisition and ownership.

The new works include a site-specific wall painting, a sculptural installation and a performance. The show will also bring together recent works such as the woven textile with photographs The Weight of Scars 2015, the installation Tsumeb Fragments 2015, and the chromojet printed carpet From Where I Stand 2015, alongside paintings and photographs produced from the mid-2000s onwards, several of which will be shown publicly for the first time.

On the evening Members will also be the first to see the opening of Mikhail Karikis' film, Children of Unquiet that explores the relationship between land, industry and community.

Tate St Ives

Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1TG
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Date & Time

20 September 2019 at 19.00–21.00