Delta Stories

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  • Year: 2005
  • Place: Lagos
  • Land: Nigeria (6.4550575,3.3941795) centr.
  • Category: Pollution/ Destruction/ Toxins, Resources/ Energy/ Nuclear/ Fossil, and Water/ Body of water
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Inspired by activist and writer Ken Saro Wiwa’s stories of the Ogoni people of the oil-rich Niger Delta, Nkanga’s series of drawings, DELTA STORIES, explores the environmental pollution of the area due to oil spills. >> >>

“The drawings ‘Delta Stories: Landscapes I-II’ portray an aerial view of an imaginary landscape going through a metamorphosis. The landscape gradually overflows with water and in a later stage with a spillage of crude oil. These drawings points a two way state of mutation in the Delta zone: the geological and the man-made course of development.” (Otobong Nkanga) >>


Delta Stories: Landscape II (2005-2006)
Spray paint, ink, pen and acrylic on paper
70 x 49.5cm

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