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Otobong Nkanga
"Contained Measures of Tangible Memories," 2009

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Otobong Nkanga’s project, "Contained Measures of Tangible Memories," is a work in progress that has been conceived and elaborated in varied forms. The work, which is moved throughout the exhibition space, examines five natural elements (mica, black soap, cassia fistula, indigo dye, and alum) purchased in Morocco, and used in alternate ways in Nkanga’s Nigerian hometown. The project explores how meaning and function are relative within cultures, revealing different roles and histories for the same products, particularly within the context of the artist’s autobiography and memories.

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