Otobong Nkanga: Uncertain Where the Next Wind Blows
Hansen Tone, Karen Monica Reini
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter & Walther und Franz König, 2021
out of print
“The book Uncertain Where the Next Wind Blows traces the artist’s first solo exhibition in Norway. The exhibition presented a broad spectrum of Otobong Nkanga’s (b. 1974) work, showing nearly 70 works created over the past 20 years. In addition, works such as Carved to Flow (2017), which was first shown at dokumenta 14, Steel to Rust (2016), and drawings originally shown at the 2019 Venice Biennale, will be presented.
Nkanga’s drawings, installations, tapestries, photographs, sculptures and performances explore the complex impact of history and humanity’s presence on our nature and landscape. Using a wide variety of artistic mediums, Nkanga often begins his exploration with the study of resource extraction, manufacture and circulation.
The full catalogue includes poems by Otobong Nkanga, a conversation between Carolyn Christov Bakargiev and Nkanga, new essays by Diana Campbell Betancourt and Catherine Wood, and an introductory essay by the curators.”