Otobong Nkanga – Unearthed (Fragment)

Exclusive special editions for Kunsthaus Bregenz are produced in close collaboration with the artist and their chosen materials.
For her exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Otobong Nkanga has conceived an extraordinary work, a tapestry series titled Unearthed. It consists of four 6 by 3.5 meter tapestries, forming a single motif and thus connecting all four of KUB’s floors. 30 fragments from Unearthed, each one unique, are being made available as a limited edition exclusively for Kunsthaus Bregenz. Each original segment will be accompanied by a print depicting the complete motif.

Carved to Flow Foundation
Otobong Nkanga’s Carved to Flow Foundation regards itself to be a platform for research, collaboration, and communal production through the transfer of knowledge by means of conversations and horizontal learning. As part of the Carved to Flow project, which was initiated in 2017, the process for making O8 Black Stone soap was created. The formula developed by Otobong Nkanga herself consists of water, charcoal, and lye, together with four different oils, and three different types of butter, sourced from the Mediterranean, the Middle East, as well as North and West Africa. The proceeds from the sale of the cold soaps provided the financial basis for the establishment of the foundation, which is based in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria.

Tapestry, various yarns
with an additional inkjet print on Hahnemühle German Etching
Approx. 60 x 85 cm
30 originals + 6 a.p., numbered

40 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Carved to Flow Foundation.
Produced in collaboration with TextielLab / TextielMuseum Tilburg (NL), using a special p2 rapier weaving machine manufactured by Lindauer dornier GmbH


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