Colonial Ghost

Colonial Ghost, Pascale Marthine Tayou

National Glass Centre

On show from 26 March – 11 September

Colonial Ghost is an installation which is part of National Glass Centre’s major project Glass Exchange.

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Photos by David Wood

About the artist and installation

Pascale Marthine Tayou was born in Nknongsamba, Cameroon in 1966. He now lives and works in Ghent, Belgium and Yaoundé, Cameroon. 

Through Colonial Ghost, Pascale aims to invite the viewer to consider connections between colonization and the growth of Christianity in African countries. 

Pascale Marthine Tayou’s work is diverse both in terms of subject matter and media as are his references to geography, cultural origins and the human and natural world. His practice is always closely linked to the idea of travel and of coming into contact with that which is new and different. The objects, sculptures, installations, drawings and videos produced by Tayou have a recurrent feature in common: they dwell upon an individual moving through the world and exploring the issue of the global village. And it is in this context that Tayou negotiates his African origins and related expectations. 

Following its recent display at Sunderland Minster, Colonial Ghost is now on show at National Glass Centre from 26th March until 11th September.

Pascale Marthine Tayou au domaine de Peyrassol, le 21 juin 2021, devant son oeuvre « Colonne Coloniale, 2021 »

Glass Exchange is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with additional funding from Art Fund, Henry Moore Foundation and the Coastal Communities Fund, and with thanks to the University of Sunderland and Durham Cathedral. 

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