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Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again

Mar 31–Sep 9, 2018

Exhibition catalogue

A dark-skinned woman's torso floats, without head or legs, while pierced by sharp needle-like branches in her abdomen and hips. The branches sprout from the ground beneath her. Text around the body reads "To Dig a Hole," "Otobong Nkanga," and "That Collapses Again."
Otobong Nkanga: To Dig A Hole That Collapses Again

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Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Work shown: Carved To Flow, 2017–18 Courtesy of the artist Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Work shown: Carved To Flow, 2017–18 Courtesy of the artist Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Work shown: Carved To Flow, 2017–18 Courtesy of the artist Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
A light-skinned person's torso and arms are shown, their hands delicately presenting a black cube in an unfolded box.
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Work shown: Carved To Flow, 2017–18 Courtesy of the artist Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31–September 2, 2018. Work shown: Anamnesis (detail), 2018 Coffee, Tea, Peat, Tobacco, Cacao, Spices. Courtesy of the artist Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again, MCA Chicago March 31 – September 2, 2018 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago