Otobong Nkanga, Steel to Rust – Arrested, 2017Nottingham Contemporary
Printed textile, rusted and laser-cut steel plate, framed.
24.6 x 41.2 x 3.7 cm
Edition of 30
Accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity
This edition by Otobong Nkanga was produced by Nottingham Contemporary on the occasion of the exhibition: The Encounter That Took a Part of Me, 2017.
Referencing a new commission of the same name featured in the exhibition - specifically three works titled 'Steel to Rust' 2016, 'Rust to Debris' 2016, and 'Debris to Dust' 2016. These works built on the artist's interest in tracing different botanical and geological histories.
In these work, Nkanga was interested in the possibilities of contamination, decay, and states of mutation or transition. She used different materials – such as clay, steel, textiles and paint – to reflect on the relationships between different entities. The installation’s diverse elements, each underwent a slow transformation, whether due to their encounter with water, air or other invisible particles.
This edition has been produced in collaboration with Kunsthal Aarhus. All profits raised from the sale of our artists' editions support Nottingham Contemporary’s free programme of exhibitions, events and learning activities.
Otobong Nkanga (b.1974) is a visual Artist and live performer born in Nigeria. Based in Paris and Antwerp. She has exhibited internationally and has also been awarded with the 2015 Yanghyun Prize and the 2017 Belgian Art Prize.
This edition comes in a bespoke steel frame and is framed to order. Fulfilment may take up to 8-weeks.
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