Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997-2002

Art

Mixed media

Various venues

Until Sun Sep 22 2013

  • Free
  • Art and Religion Room

    © Meschac Gaba

    Between 2pm and 6pm on Thursday July 11, 25, August 8, 22 and September 12, there will be uncanny occurrences in Gaba’s Art and Religion Room when a professional tarot reader is on hand to give free, 15-minute readings. We’re no soothsayers but we envisage lengthy queues.

    Art and Religion Room
  • Art and Religion Room

    © Meschac Gaba

    Art and Religion Room
  • Museum Restaurant

    © Meschac Gaba, photo Nils Klinger

    Gaba’s museum experience includes an all-important restaurant where artists Peter Liversidge (July 22), Roelof van Wyk and Jade de Waal (July 23), Margareta Kern and Teresa Cisneros (September 15) and Gayle Chong Kwan (September 16) will be let loose on the stoves to produce the Museum Restaurant Dinner Series. It’s not just grub inspired by their own culinary traditions and cultural heritage they’ll be serving up. Each evening includes specially tailored events like ‘¡Lotería!’ in which Kern and Cisneros devise a game based on the economy of food, and Kwan’s collaborative art work ‘Garden of Adonis’, a sensory experience, which includes a limited-edition art work to take away. Tickets (£35) include dinner, drinks and a private view of Gaba’s exhibition.

    Museum Restaurant
  • The Salon

    © Meschac Gaba

    Taking pride of place in Gaba’s 'Museum of Contemporary African Art' is The Salon, a lounge-like space where you’re invited to sit, chat, read comics and newspapers or have a go on a computerised version of the traditional African board game Awélé. Fela Kuti’s ‘Greatest Hits’ album plays from the behind the bar but the star music attraction has to be the white baby grand piano – bedazzled with Gaba’s trademark ‘dots’ made from banknotes and filled with gold chocolate coins – which anyone can play. Wearing floor-length mink while you do is not necessary.

    The Salon
  • The Salon

    © Meschac Gaba

    The Salon
  • Game Room

    © Meschac Gaba, photo Nils Klinger

    Meschac Gaba - Museum of Contemporary African Art & More, Kunsthalle Fridericianum / Kassel / 2009

    Game Room
  • Game Room

    © Meschac Gaba

    Game Room
  • Game Room

    © Meschac Gaba, photo Nils Klinger

    Game Room
  • The Draft Room

    © Meschac Gaba

    The Draft Room
  • The Draft Room

    © Meschac Gaba

    The Draft Room

Art and Religion Room

© Meschac Gaba

Between 2pm and 6pm on Thursday July 11, 25, August 8, 22 and September 12, there will be uncanny occurrences in Gaba’s Art and Religion Room when a professional tarot reader is on hand to give free, 15-minute readings. We’re no soothsayers but we envisage lengthy queues.

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