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Otobong Nkanga, The Breath From Fertile Grounds, 2017. Courtesy of the artist, galerie in situ/ Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.

Otobong Nkanga, The Breath From Fertile Grounds, 2017. Courtesy of the artist, galerie in situ/ Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam.

Supporters Club Tour: ‘The Breath From Fertile Grounds’, Otobong Nkanga + Black Church Print Studio

23 January 2018

Tuesday 23 January 2018 | 11am
Meeting point: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
To attend, join our Supporters Club here and book your place by emailing muriel@templebargallery.com

Programme Curator Rayne Booth will guide TBG+S Supporters and RHA Friends through The Breath From Fertile Grounds, Otobong Nkanga's first solo exhibition in Ireland. The Breath From Fertile Grounds is an installation of entirely new work emerging from a research visit to Dublin. Nkanga’s interests in architecture and the body, in landscapes, organic growth and exchanges are carefully combined in her different projects. This exhibition has been conceived as a “space of remains and revitalisation”.

A collage of elements spreads across the gallery, along with a wall drawing and the sculptural “intersect” that binds the two central pillars around a stone. The bog clashes with the metal and brick work of industry and disused urban waste to highlight resistance and mutualisation. Networked structures propose a constellation of thought in times of transformation and crisis.

After the talk at TBG+S, Supporters and Friends will move next door to Black Church Print Studios where they will receive a tour of the print facilities. Black Church Print Studio is an artists' collective which supports and promotes the development of contemporary art practice through the medium of printmaking. This is achieved through the provision of excellent studio facilities, a diverse artistic programme, and by the promotion of fine art print as a leading art form both nationally and internationally.

On the day, RHA Friends can avail of a 10% discount on TBG+S Supporters Club membership, discounts do not apply to concession rates.

Sign up on our website at www.templebargallery.com/support or pay by cash or cheque at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2. All proceeds from the Supporters Club go towards our mission and development.

Further Information

Muriel Foxton
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+353 (0)1 671 0073

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