A Lapse, A Stain, A Fall
Italy – Bolzano/Bozen, 2018
Artist Otobong Nkanga (Lagos/Antwerp) returns to ar/ge kunst for her first solo show in Italy.
Otobong Nkanga conceived A Lapse, a Stain, a Fall as an organic display of artworks that unfolds in space following a chromatic rhythm, from black to an increasingly composite palette of colours, a progression of pieces ‘germinating’ alongside a new, central artwork that, as an artery, runs the length of the architecture from wall to wall, turning the exhibition into a living, diasporic organism where body parts hold together by their skin.
The centrality of the notion of the ‘body’ in Nkanga’s thinking resonates deeply with the title of the newly commissioned work, Veins Aligned
Otobong Nkanga's artwork "Veins Aligned" is exhibited at the 59th Venice Biennale (Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, La Biennale di Venezia) from 11 May to 24 November 2019.