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  • Vanessa van Obberghen

    Galerie Susanna Kulli

    Belgian artist Vanessa van Obberghen has been traveling to Dakar for several years. In her work, for the most part photographs and multi-media installations, she investigates transcultural exchange. A key to unpacking “Big Wig,” her tightly structured recent exhibition in Zurich, was provided by an untitled video projection, 2006–2007, showing a white man attempting to find his rhythm while surrounded by a group of people (both white and black) dancing; he never succeeds. The dance motif is reprised in three light boxes, BIG WIG (Zi KhR 1), BIG WIG (Zi KhR 2), and BIG WIG (Zi KhR 3) (all 2007),

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