1999WHERE CAN I SEE IT?
This installation is currently not on display. Check Tate Modern
or Tate Britain
to see when it will next be on show.I LIKE IT
See also 'No Woman, No Cry
Everything about Ofili’s installation suggests worship and devotion: the 12 flanking paintings, illuminated from above, each in a different, resplendent colour; the chapel-like room (designed by architect David Adjaye); the single, altar-like work at the far end. The fact that the paintings themselves depict rhesus monkeys only adds to the otherworldly, profoundly hallucinatory atmosphere typical of Ofili’s multi-layered work from this period. It’s a key piece of late-twentieth-century art, maximalist (oil paint, acrylic paint, glitter, graphite, pen, elephant dung, polyester resin and map pins are on the list of media) and magnificent.