Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art

Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art

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By Kerryn Greenberg
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Born in Cotonou, Benin in 1961, Meschac Gaba moved to the Netherlands in 1996 to take up a residency at the Rijksakademie. It was there that he conceived Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997–2002, an ambitious work, that took him five years to complete and that cemented his reputation as one of the most important artists working today.

Consisting of twelve sections – Draft Room, Architecture, Museum Shop, Summer Collection, Games Room, Art and Religion, Museum Restaurant, Music Room, Marriage Room, Library, Salon and Humanist Space – this work challenges preconceived notions of what African art is and provides a new discursive space for social and cultural interaction, critiquing the museum’s value both as as an institution, and as a symbol of cultural capital. The importance of this work, in the history of African art and in the lineage of critical reflections on the museum by artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Marcel Broodthaers, has been widely acknowledged in exhibitions ranging from Documenta XI, Kassel in 2002 to Intense Proximity: La Triennale, Paris in 2012. Tate is now acquiring this work.

This lavishly illustrated book will be published on the occasion of the first presentation of Museum of Contemporary African Art in its entirety in the UK. Contributions by leading scholars place the work in the context of the artist’s oeuvre, art history and museology.
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  • Artist Meschac Gaba
  • Exhibition Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art
  • Dimensions 27.5 x 22 cm
  • Author ed. Kerryn Greenberg
  • ISBN 9781849761680
  • Hardback Yes
  • Number of illustrations Colour illustrations throughout
  • No of pages 144 pp
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Delivery & returns

Delivery times

We aim to deliver shop products within:

UK – 1-2 weeks

Europe – 2-4 weeks

Rest of world – 2-4 weeks

Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £50. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

For orders under £50:

UK – £3.60 per order

Europe – £12 per order

Rest of world – £28 per order

Limited editions

Due to the nature of our Limited Edition artworks, Tate offers rates for packaging materials to sufficiently protect the works and a fully insured, door-to-door courier service, for both UK and international shipping.

Unframed prints and small works:
UK – £30 each
Europe – £120 each
Rest of world – £150 each
 
Framed works and 3D objects:
UK – £50 each
Europe – £150 each
Rest of world – £180 each
 
Please note that some 3D artworks require bespoke shipping quotes, including Phyllida Barlow's Catch, 2016 and Taryn Simon's Anthem, 2015.
 

Wine

Our collection of wines is only available for delivery in the UK. We currently offer free delivery on orders over £100, using a specialist white glove service within the M25 area.

UK only – £20 per order

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