Gaba, Meschac – Library of the Museum/Bibliotheque du musee – Museum of Contemporary African Art – Vol. 1




Tekst: Bart de Baere e.a.

Uitvoering: Paperback

Aantal pagina’s: 212

Illustraties: Kleur en zwart-wit

Uitgever: Artimo Foundation, 2001

Taal: Engels/Frans

Staat: Uitstekend

When Meschac Gaba presented the first draft of his Museum of Contemporary African Art in 1997 at the end of his period of study at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, he had already decided how many rooms this nomadic and virtual museum would ultimately contain: twelve. When asked about why he chose this number, he referred to the twelve months of the year and the twelve Apostles. It’s a perfect number to him. A couple of years later, when it was suggested that he produce a publication on the museum, he proposed to document the first six rooms for the project. The book itself, which he also regards as a public space, is to be part of the library of the museum displayed at the Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam.