Erschienen: 30.09.2014 Abbildung von Meschac Gaba | 2014

Meschac Gaba

lieferbar, ca. 10 Tage

2014. Buch. 144 S. Hardcover

Hatje Cantz Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7757-3818-7

Format (B x L): 22 x 27,5 cm

Gewicht: 10 g

In englischer Sprache


With a surprising sense of lightness Ekué Woekedje Meschac Gaba (*1961 in Cotonou, Benin) is devoted to the big socio-political questions, such as the current effects of colonialism in the context of globalization. The banknote is a central motif of his art. Manipulated bills symbolize an abstract currency system that makes abstruse judgments about social exclusion and integration. Resisting the arbitrary mechanisms of the market, entirely a child of his heritage, the artist defies the Eurocentric thinking of the international art world and catapults African art into the center of attention. His Museum of Contemporary African Art (1997–2002), for instance, is a laboratory where the collective effects of the market are not only visible, but can also be varied. Icons of western culture enter into a creative dialogue with historical figures from African tradition.
Exhibition: Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, September 20–November 16, 2014


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