Otobong Nkanga : To Dig a Hole that Collapses Again

Description

In capturing the fraught relationships among people and their environments, Otobong Nkanga illuminates the social, political, and economic histories-and legacies-of colonialism. This beautifully illustrated book, which focuses on Nkanga's drawings, showcases the artist's compelling and thought-provoking oeuvre. An essay by Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago curator Omar Kholeif reveals the rich background of Nkanga's varied subjects, including the historical realities of Nigeria and memories of the artist's childhood. In addition, a narrative piece by acclaimed author and art historian Teju Cole offers a poignant counterpart to Nkanga's work as he reflects on his experiences growing up in Nigeria. Interspersed throughout the monograph are the artist's newly written poems, inspired by the city of Chicago.

Details

Author(s)
Omar Kholeif, Teju Cole
Format
Hardback | 112 pages
Dimensions
200 x 255 x 12.7mm | 566.99g
Publication date
30 Apr 2018
Publisher
PRESTEL
Publication City/Country
Munich, Germany
Language
English
Illustrations note
100
ISBN10
3791358006
ISBN13
9783791358000
Bestsellers rank
1,831,590