Fatimah Tuggar
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Fatimah Tuggar (born 1967) is a Nigerian artist. Her body of work always seems to include collage and assemblage, with a focus on combining two or more objects from Western Africa and their Western equivalent, to talk about electricity, infrastructure, access and the reciprocal influences between technology and culture. For her 1996 sculpture entitled “Turntable”, Tuggar used raffia discs to replace vinyl records. “Fusion Cuisine” (2000) playfully reveals the cold-war era fantasies of American consumer technology. In combining video footage of post-war adds, targeted at white American middle-class women, with contemporary footage of African women, taped by Tuggar in Nigeria, she exposes racial and geographic tensions in confronting suburbian and inner-city imagery.

Artist images


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Artist external links


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK-uNjdKhGU
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/mmw/2012/01/a-country-and-a-continent-fatimah-tuggar-and-the-politics-of-montage/
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/fatimah%20tuggar

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