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The Post Traumatic Subject in Blue

2023
Samson Kambalu, The Post Traumatic Subject in Blue limited edition
£300

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Samson Kambalu has generously produced three limited editions; The Name of the Father (on Matriarchy), 2023, To Say That I Am Making Art is Rather Funny, 2023, and The Post Traumatic Subject in Blue, 2023, on the occasion of the exhibition, A World in Common: Contemporary African Photography at Tate Modern, 6 July 2023 – 14 January 2024.

Kambalu’s limited editions for Tate are part of an ongoing series inspired by his childhood memory of collecting bubble gum cards of the flags of the world. In the past 20 years he has travelled all over the world, developing his work in different cities and collecting national flags on his phone as he goes. With an interest in the things that connect us rather than divide us, these flags are shuffled, manipulated and reimagined using smartphone technology. The resulting abstract patterns and vibrant colours recall the tribal markings of Kuba textiles. Giving visual form to the transitional politics of nation states, Kambalu’s flags question the limits of national identity.

Each print is signed and numbered by the artist and comes unframed. Prices of the artwork are liable to change. As a limited edition sells out, prices of the artwork are subject to increase and the price will be clearly indicated.
  • Artist Samson Kambalu
  • Artwork The Post Traumatic Subject in Blue
  • Exhibition A World in Common
  • Dimensions 30 x 30 cm
  • Material Digital print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl paper
  • Edition Edition of 50, signed and numbered on the back
  • Date of work 2023
Samson Kambalu (b. 1975, Malawi) works in a variety of media, including site-specific installation, video, performance and literature. His work is autobiographical and approaches art as an arena for critical thought and sovereign activities. He draws influence from the Nyau prestation social structures of his native Malawi and the Protestant tradition of inquiry, criticism and dissent. Balancing philosophy and play, his work aims to skew our reading of cultural behaviour and customs, and to seek out a shared humanity.

Selected solo exhibitions include Fracture Empire, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal, 2021; Fracture Republic, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden 2021; Fractured Mission, Magdalen College Old Library, Oxford, 2021; Beni, Kate MacGarry, London, 2021; New Liberia, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, 2021, and Black Jack, Southbank, London, 2021. Other exhibitions and projects include Dakar Biennale, Senegal, 2014 and 2016, the Liverpool Biennial, UK, 2004 and 2016, and All the World’s Futures, Venice Biennale, Italy, 2015. Kambalu’s Antelope was recently selected for the Fourth Plinth Commission in Trafalgar Square, September 2022 to 2024. He has been awarded research fellowships with Yale University and Smithsonian Institution and is an associate professor of fine art at Ruskin College and a fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford University. He lives and works in Oxford UK.
  • Product Code S20394
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Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £60. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

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European Union – £15 per order

Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £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.

UK – FREE
USA & Canada – £80 each
European Union – £120 each
Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £150 each
 
 

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Goldfinger + Tate furniture

As each item of furniture is made to order, delivery takes 12-14 weeks, and will arrive separately to any other items in your Tate Shop order.

UK – £150 per order using a specialist white-glove delivery service. An access check can be arranged for £80.
 

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Wine: UK only – £20 per order

Please note that our wines can only be purchased by those aged 18 years and over. Customers will be asked to provide proof of age upon delivery.

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Refunds & returns

Please contact our customer service team within 45 days if you need to return anything from your order. We will be happy to offer you a full refund, replacement or exchange on any items excluding custom prints, Goldfinger + Tate furniture, face coverings and pierced earrings. We cannot cover the cost of returning the items, unless we've made a mistake or they are faulty.

Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund the delivery charge on your order. You can contact our customer service team by email at shop@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 10.30 –17.00).

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.

Delivery & returns

Delivery times

We aim to deliver shop products within:

UK – 1-2 weeks

European Union – 2-4 weeks

Rest of world – 2-4 weeks


Neon lights will be delivered in 2-4 weeks, as they are made in small batches and shipped separately from other items.

Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £60. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

For orders under £60:

UK – £3.60 per order

European Union – £15 per order

Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £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.

UK – FREE
USA & Canada – £80 each
European Union – £120 each
Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £150 each
 
 

Rugs

Rugs are dispatched directly from the Christopher Farr workshop, so they will arrive separately from any other items ordered from Tate Shop.

UK – £50 per order

For international shipping enquiries, please contact us at shop@tate.org.uk for quotes on delivery to selected countries.

 

Goldfinger + Tate furniture

As each item of furniture is made to order, delivery takes 12-14 weeks, and will arrive separately to any other items in your Tate Shop order.

UK – £150 per order using a specialist white-glove delivery service. An access check can be arranged for £80.
 

Food & Wine

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

Wine: UK only – £20 per order

Please note that our wines can only be purchased by those aged 18 years and over. Customers will be asked to provide proof of age upon delivery.

Here’s more information on delivery.

Refunds & returns

Please contact our customer service team within 45 days if you need to return anything from your order. We will be happy to offer you a full refund, replacement or exchange on any items excluding custom prints, Goldfinger + Tate furniture, face coverings and pierced earrings. We cannot cover the cost of returning the items, unless we've made a mistake or they are faulty.

Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund the delivery charge on your order. You can contact our customer service team by email at shop@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 10.30 –17.00).

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.