This review covers Beninese artist Meschac Gaba’s twelve-room installation Museum of Contemporary African Art (July 3–September 22, 2013), presented at Tate Modern in London, which acquired the work as part of a two-year program to highlight contemporary African art. The show offered the public a unique experience by bringing together the conventional structures of a museum with Gaba’s unconventional and playful structures, which question the nature of the museum and change the Western viewer’s perception of African art.
Review Article|May 01 2014
Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997-2002
Steve Pantazis is an associate editor at De Gruyter Open, a contributing editor of Corridor 8, and a freelance writer and has published and presented papers relevant to the work of the Greek Arte Povera artist Jannis Kounellis. He has completed his PhD thesis at the University of Manchester and holds an MA in museum professions from Seton Hall University.
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 124-127.
Steve Pantazis; Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997-2002. Nka 1 May 2014; 2014 (34): 124–127. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10757163-2415123
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