Modern Forms is delighted to announce that it will be supporting the Tate Modern’s forthcoming exhibition of Emeka Ogboh’s extraordinary instillation The Way Earthy Things Are Going, 2017, which premiered at documenta 14 in Athens. The work will be loaned to the Tate for exhibition from the Modern Forms Collection.
The work comprises an ancient, polyphonic, Greek lament, played through a sophisticated audio installation, and a large dot matrix display across which scroll global equity prices. Nominally taking the Greek economic crisis as its subject, the work is an extraordinarily visceral and moving work, an expansive and profound engagement with a sense of tragedy and loss.
To celebrate the opening of the installation and our collaboration with Tate, Modern Forms will be hosting a breakfast and artist’s talk with Obgoh.
Emeka Ogboh (b. 1977, Enugu, Nigeria) is a pioneer of sound art on the African continent. Ogboh explores how private, public, and collective memories and historiographies are translated, transformed, transcribed, and engraved in sound and sonority. He has been shown in numerous major international exhibitions including the Venice Biennale, 2015, document 14, 2017 and Skulptur Projekte Münster, 2017.
Attendance by invitation only
The instillation will be open to the public from 10.00 am on 18/12/17