Tate and Africa

18th January 2013  |  News

This summer Tate Modern will dedicate a wing of its galleries to two of the most important African artists working today.

A seminal work in the recent history of African art, Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997–2002 by Meschac Gaba (born 1961, Benin) has been acquired by Tate and will be displayed in its entirety for the first time in the UK. Consisting of twelve sections, including a Games Room, Marriage Room, Music Room and Salon, this work challenges preconceived notions of African art. This work has been part gifted by the artist and part purchased by Tate through the Acquisitions Fund for African Art

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Social Consequences Reworked : Courtesy of the Artist and Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam © Otobong Nkanga

Social Consequences Reworked : Courtesy of the Artist and Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam © Otobong Nkanga


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