Meschac Gaba Joins Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Architecture Room (detail) from Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997-2002. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij © Meschac Gaba

‘Architecture Room’ (detail) from ‘Museum of Contemporary African Art,’ 1997-2002.
(Photo by Gert Jan van Rooij © Meschac Gaba)

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery announced that it now represents artist Meschac Gaba, whose show “Museum of Contemporary African Art” opens July 3 at Tate Modern.

The installation, which Tate has acquired for its collection, was first conceived of during a residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. The work is, in the words of the artist, “a provocation to the Western art establishment not only to attend to contemporary African art, but to question why the boundaries existed in the first place.”