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Michael Armitage Account of an Illiterate Man

Published to accompany the artists first solo show in Scandinavia, this catalogue looks at the influence of Western art on Michael Armitage's work. The exhibition is the first to present Armitage’s work in a site-specific installation based on the six millennia of art and archaeological artefacts in the Glyptotek’s collections. The installation has been curated in a close collaboration between the Glyptotek and the artist himself.

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Dimensions 22 x 1 x 16.6cm
Fabric & material Hardback
No. of Pages 80
SKU 12091516

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Armitage divides his time between Nairobi and London, and citing the history and culture of both cities forms the basis of his worksAs an artist he draws inspiration from Western avant-garde artists such as Goya, Manet and Gauguin, as well as East-African modernists such as Meek Gichugu (b. 1932, Ngecha, Kenya), Chelenge (b. 1961, Kericho, Kenya), and Jak Katarikawe (c. 1938–2018, Kampala, Uganda). He brings different cultures and epochs into play, also by looking back at antiquity at the same time as not losing sight of contemporary news media and the politics of his native Kenya.