2018 Sobey Art Award

Posted in by Border Crossings on November 15 2018

Congratulations to Kapwani Kiwanga, winner of the 2018 Sobey Art Award, and to the four other finalists. An exhibition of works by the winner and finalists is on view now until February 10, 2019 at the National Gallery of Canada.

Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada.

“Kapwani Kiwanga creates works across installation, sound, performance, sculpture and video that marry her training in anthropology, comparative religion and documentary film with her interests in history, memory and storytelling. Presenting rigorous research in imaginative ways, Kiwanga intentionally confuses truth and fiction in her work to enable marginalized narratives to flourish. With a veracious appetite for exploring different pockets of knowledge, she has tackled subjects as far ranging as space travel, anti-colonial struggles, geology and disciplinary architectures.” -National Gallery of Canada

Kapwani Kiwanga, Simple Enclosure, 2018, paint, wood, glass and drywall, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: National Gallery of Canada.

Kapwani Kiwanga, Flowers for Africa (installation view, Stories of Almost Everyone at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles), 2018, protocol to guide the reconstruction of floral arrangement with the use of iconic documentation, variable dimensions. Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Jêrome Poggi Paris, Galerie Tanja Wagner Berlin, Goodman Gallery SA. Photo: Brian Forrest.

Kapwani Kiwanga, The Sum and its Parts, 2017, wall paintings, folded archival photographs printed on fine art rag, fabric, wood, neon lights and 2-channel audio, 12 min., variable dimensions. Logan Centre Exhibitions, University of Chicago. Photo: RCH | EKH.

Kapwani Kiwanga, White Gold: Morogoro, 2016, steel, sisal fibre, 600x500x400 cm. Courtesy the artist, Ferme de Buisson, Galerie Jêrome Poggi, Paris. Photo: Emilie Ouroumov, installation view at Ferme de Buisson.

Kapwani Kiwanga, pink-blue, 2017, Baker-Miller pink paint, white fluorescent lights, blue fluorescent lights, variable dimensions. Courtesy the artist, Galerie Jêrome Poggi, Paris / Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin. Installation view at Power Plant, Toronto. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

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