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The ba of my body is my ba. It is the two cobras. It is the image of eternity, the lord of years. It is the ruler of eternity

2023
Zohra Opoku The ba of my body is my ba... limited edition

£400

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Zohra Opoku has generously produced The ba of my body is my ba. It is the two cobras. It is the image of eternity, the lord of years. It is the ruler of eternity., 2023, a limited edition artwork on the occasion of the exhibition, A World in Common: Contemporary African Photography at Tate Modern, 6 July 2023 – 14 January 2024.

Opoku’s limited edition for Tate is connected to her recent body of work, The Myths of Eternal Life. Created in the wake of her cancer diagnosis, the work seeks to be healing and transformative. Photographs of her body, taken before and after she underwent radiation therapy, are overlaid by photographs of trees taken in a wintry park in Berlin during the same period. Bare tree branches are a reoccurring image in her work, suggesting a period of retreat before regeneration. The work references the Egyptian Book of the Dead, an ancient text which provides instruction of preparation for the afterlife. The title is a quote from the translation of the Book of the Dead of the Goldworker of Amun, Sobekmose, in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum. Borrowing the language of the book, Opoku resists the confines of embodiment and mortality.

Each artwork comes with a certificate which is signed and numbered by the artist. 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 Zohra Opoku
  • Artwork The ba of my body is my ba. It is the two cobras. It is the image of eternity, the lord of years. It is the ruler of eternity
  • Exhibition A World in Common
  • Dimensions 70 x 70 cm
  • Material Digital print on silk
  • Edition Edition of 50, accompanied by signed and numbered certificate
  • Date of work 2023
Zohra Opoku (b. 1976 Altdöbern, Germany) is a Ghanaian-German artist who works across multiple mediums, including sculpture, video, performance and photography, expressed through screen-printing and alternative photo processing on a variety of natural and secondhand fabrics. She is interested in stitching the past into the present by integrating family heirlooms and her own self-image into her visual observations of Ghana’s cultural memory. Her practice often centres around textiles and traditional Ghanaian dress codes, which have been an inherent part of the country’s identity and industry throughout West Africa’s complex history.

Selected solo exhibitions include Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Paris, 2023; Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Chicago, 2022; Prismes sector, Paris Photo, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Paris, France, 2019; Art Dubai, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2018; Harmattan Tales, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2018. Group exhibitions include Eclipse, Athens Biennale (7th edition), Athens, Greece 2020; The Last Museum, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany, 2021, and UN Women’s global exhibition, Malin Gallery, New York, NY, 2021. Her work is in the collections of the Cleveland Clinic Collection, Cleveland, Ohio; Faurschou Foundation, Royal Museum of Ontario, Canada; Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Florida; CCS Bard College Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on -Hudson NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, and Tate, London. She lives and works in Accra, Ghana.
  • Product Code S20405
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European Union – £120 each
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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.

Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund any delivery charges or cover the cost of returning the item. You can contact our customer service team by email at: shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.45–18.00).

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.

Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund any delivery charges or cover the cost of returning the item. You can contact our customer service team by email at: shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.45–18.00).

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.