Fatimah Tuggar

Art & Public

While the expansion of cyberspace continues at breakneck speed, one tends to forget that, overall, less than 5 percent of the world’s population has access to the Internet. The result is what critic Olu Oguibe has called a new set of “forsaken geographies” where the absence of computer technology, or the literacy to use it, is creating more rigid borders demarcating and further isolating whole populations—including most of postcolonial Africa. Fatimah Tuggar takes a similar idea of boundaries between haves and have-nots as a starting point, but rather than simply pointing out differences between so-called first and third worlds, she melds and meshes images of them to simultaneously accentuate and collapse those differences.

In this, her first one-person show in Europe, Tuggar presented thirteen large photographic works and her most recent project, a video titled Fusion Cuisine, 2000.

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