From the publisher:
“Jointly published by Michael Stevenson and the Johannesburg Art Gallery to accompany exhibitions at both these venues, the catalogue features an essay by JAG curator Khwezi Gule and an interview with Gaba by Joost Bosland, highlighting the importance of humour and play in Gaba's work. The South African Tresses – iconic buildings translated into braided wigs made from artificial hair – are reproduced along with images of recent works at venues including Tate Modern, SMAK Ghent, and the 2006 Sydney Biennale.”
21.5 x 20.6 cm | 72 pages | softcover
Meschac Gaba (b. 1961) considers the haphazard engagements European institutions offer non-Western artists. “I dream,” he says, “of a museum without walls, in the form of a village, where artists can live, produce, exhibit, and sell their works.” This sentiment takes form in the itinerant installation Museum of Contemporary African Art (1997-2002). Gaba lives and works between Benin and the Netherlands.