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From the series Fragilologist’s Predicament

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Creative Commons Licence

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Created date

September 3, 2019

Critical Commentary

According to the exhibition booklet,

Fragilologist’ is a word invented by the artist to describe someone who studies fragility. The work was originally created for Kiasma’s ARS 2011 exhibition. The woven textiles study life’s frailty and how humans relate to the environment.The weavings are based on the artist’s detailed drawings of the Earth’s natural riches and their exploitation under the laws of supply and demand.

When experiments become life itself, their fragility is a relation between natures and cultures that are in the making and re-making.  

Source

Otobong Nkanga. 2010. From the series Fragilologist’s Predicament. Coexistence – Human, Animal and Nature in Kiasma's Collections. Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, https://guide.kiasma.fi/en/artworks/from-the-series-fragilologists-predi..., accessed on August 31, 2019.

Photo credit: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

Language

English

Location

helsinki
Finland