The Street

Meschac Gaba

The Street

The catalogue accompanying Meschac Gaba's second solo exhibition at Michael Stevenson features two bodies of work. Colours of Cotonou, an installation of picture frames covered in cut-outs from Beninese bank notes and found objects, is inspired by Benin's culture of street trading. And a new series of Tresses constructed from artificial braided hair takes the shape of cars. Ivor Powell's essay discusses how Gaba's work occupies a zone of ambivalence, embracing the 'existential diaspora' of contradiction.

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Published by Michael Stevenson | Catalogue 45, October 2009
Softcover, 56 pages | Unavailable

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