Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Rein Wolfs. Text by Stephan Müller.
Beninese artist Meschac Gaba (born 1961) explores the intersection of African culture and the western conception of the museum through his installations and performances. In 1997, he began presenting "independent rooms" from his invented, nomadic Museum of Contemporary African Art. A comment on the lack of comparable institutions in his native Africa, the Museum reached completion in 2002.
Published by Artimo. Essays by Bart de Baere, Sebastian Lopez, Bartomeu Mari, et al. Introduction by Bert Steevensz.
The work of African artist Meschac Gaba centers around his concept for a Museum of Contemporary African Art. This nomadic and virtual museum is brought to life in his installations, of which he has so far created six featuring different aspects of his museum. All six are documented visually and in critical texts in this volume.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 212 pgs / 82 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/2/2001 Out of print
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