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.

Information about the artwork

Name of the artwork: VEINS ALIGNED
Artist: Otobong Nkanga
Dimensions: 26 m / variable dimensions
Materials/techniques: Murano glass, paint, blast furnace fusion, wet sandblasted marble
Marble-variety: LASA VENATO FIOR DI MELO™®
Product: slabs 1,5cm
Surface: sandwaterjet-treated
Link: https://www.argekunst.it/
Credits: ©ar/ge kunst, Foto Tiberio Sorvillo, 2018