Saturday, 29 June 2013

Tate opens Museum of Contemporary African Art

Inspired by Meschac Gaba’s Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997 – 2002, a 12-room installation which reflects on the nature of the museum and blurs the boundaries between art and the everyday, the Tate Modern version opens from July 3, September 22, 2013.  
According to Tate, it’s a construction of over a five year period in “multi-layered, humorous and questioning work” containing “a vast array of made and found objects from paintings, sculptures, drawings and videos to musical instruments, religious objects and shredded banknotes, all carefully arranged in the style of a West African market”.
One of the sections from the museum. PIC: c[o Tate

Tate adds that parts of the sections include Museum Shop, Library Restaurant, Marriage Room, Game Room and Salon, which offer visitors alternative environments for research, play, reflection and social interaction.

“The inclusion of several rooms from the Museum of Contemporary African Art in Documenta XI in 2002 cemented Gaba’s reputation as one of the most important African artists working today”

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