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7 cm high, the other ca. 8 cm high) • Small book from Palais de Tokyo • Book: le Bêtisier du Sport • Book de Appel • Comics: 41 pcs • Mug with dollars • Tie with dollars • Flashlight with dots • Plastic eyeball • Small bottle with money in bag • Black chandelier, three levels high, with dots • Plate with soup bowl, both covered with dots: 2 • Plate with gravy boat, covered with dots • Sauce boat, covered with dots • Small bowl with dots • Salt and pepper shaker, covered with dots • White Plates with golden edge, covered with dots: 2 • White Jug with dots • Seal out of glass covered with dots • White plate with white basket, plate covered with dots • Cup and saucer, glass, covered with dots: 6 • Plate with 2 cups: The Tempest • White mugs with dots: 5 • Small white cups with dots: 2 • Golden bottle • White tray with white pan covered with dots • Colored wine glasses covered with dots: 4 • Small blue glasses covered with dots: 4 • Glass carafe with ball-like lid, covered with dots

• Glass casseroles, covered with dots: 3 • White clock on stand with dots • Ash tray with banknote dots • White cabinets covered with dots: 3 • Tabourets with seats covered with dots: 2 green, 2 red • Table with coins inside tabletop • White couch with 2 pillows • Grey couch with 2 pillows • Coffee-maker covered with dots • Vases with light strings: 2 pcs • Strings with banknote confetti: 5 strings • Bar: consisting of 6 wooden planks: -- 3 metal holders • Carpet underneath table with coins • 3 games: casino, numbers, movies money ART & RELIGION ROOM • A selection of religious objects • One wooden crossshaped structure • One table • Two chairs • Candles HUMANIST SPACE: • 5 Bicycles LIBRARY • Chandeliers with burnt books: 2 • Curator’s table: wooden planks: 4 put together and resting on triangle stands: 3

• 27 books written/edited by curators -- (René Block 40 Jahre: Fluxus und die Folgen was added by Kunsthalle Fridericianum, On board was reconditioned by Kunsthalle ridericianum, because pages were torn out) • Stools with dots, dark coloured wood: 16 • Stools with dots, light coloured wood: 15 • Children’s chairs: 20 • Coloured boxes with dots (children’s tables): 14 • Carpets: 6 • Round wooden planks covered with dots • Bikes with computers: 2 • Coffin with dots • Sound fragment with Meschac Gaba’s life story from his father’s perspective attached to the coffin • Book shelves: • Bookcases with dots on shelves, triangle: 6 (2 were built and added by Kunsthalle Fridericianum) • Books: +/- 1990 books MUSIC ROOM • Carpet, red • African guitar plus bow with dots • European guitar with dots • Small enamelled plates with coins on edges: 4 pcs • Big enamelled plates with coins on edges used as drums: 3 pcs • L.P. player with two speakers

• L.P.’s painted gold: 79 pcs • Tapes in wooden holding device, all tapes painted in soft colours, each tape has one dot -- (middle height): 140 tapes • Tapes in wooden holding device, mix hard/soft colours, each tape has one dot (highest height): 222 tapes • Tapes in wooden holding device, white with one dot on each tape (middle height): 100 tapes • CD’s in wooden holding device, two sided, hard colours, each CD has one dot: 88 CDs • Tapes in wooden holding device, mix hard/soft colours (smallest height): 60 tapes • Cassette player, black plastic • Cassette player, painted purple • Tapes on the floor, +/- 200 • Wooden Piano with banknote dots • DVD with performance by Meschac Gaba at Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht SUMMER COLLECTION • Small silk dresses with bricks of shredded money: 4 • Big cotton dresses with coins: 7 • Big cotton dress with passes • Colbert, blue

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Museum of Contemporary African Art – Meschac Gaba


The Museum of Contemporary African Art has been in existence since 1997 and has been shown in various different configurations. The Museum, through the diversity of its contents, explores value and re-evaluation, the involvement of the visitor, the art market and the absence of museums of contemporary art in Africa. Arnolfini is exhibiting the Art & Religion Room from the Museum which was made between 2000 and 2009, however the inventory of the entire Museum is reproduced below. DRAFT ROOM • Shelves with gold ceramic food: 4 ceramics • Carpet with images of animals, white and beige • Bricks of shredded money: 89 • Small square boxes with brooches made of dots with safety pins: 20 • Plastic bag with dots • Plastic bag with cut up money • Plastic bag with brooches made of dots with safety pins • Paintings on a wooden surface with abstract relief (red, yellow, green): 3 • Freezer with 81 ceramic pcs of chicken, and Plexiglas lid with dots and the text “reclame” • Carpet with stripes • Small plastic bags with dots: 47 • Small plastic bags with shredded money: 17 • Installation Aquarium: -- Wooden tabouret (high) -- Dead fish -- Mirror in open box -- Glass box -- Fishing rod with banknote (rod comes in three pcs) • Ceramic chicken feet: -- 98 ceramic chicken feet -- piece of plastic -- enamelled tray -- 27 banknotes -- 28 coins -- White plastic bucket • ‘Destroyed Food’ red ceramics, 82 pcs

MARRIAGE ROOM • Wedding dress • Wedding shoes • Wedding Pictures: -- in golden frame: 16 -- silver frame: 9 -- wooden frame: 15 • White guest book • Golden purse • Black bag wedding rings • Wedding document • Gifts: -- big pot with card signs -- mirror/silver coloured vase -- golden vase -- bowls out of straw: 2 -- grey vase with two ears -- metal strainers: 2 -- box with cutlery Boijmans -- wooden sculpture of kissing couple -- plastic bag out of a plastic bag with card attached -- mobile phone -- small purse blue glitter, with two hack-E-sacks -- present wrapped in gold paper -- card with picture of Alexandra as a bridesmaid -- china cup and saucer, Keith Haring: 4 -- old pottery from Africa: 3 -- Leather string with stoneware -- ‘Ja/Nee’ metal plates: 2 -- Buddha and child hugging, small sculpture -- Cork from champagne bottle -- Jar with honey

-- Stone sculpture kissing couple, heart shaped -- Ceramic crocodiles: 2 (salt/pepper) -- Small jug -- Cups, white outside, gold inside: 2 -- cigar boxes with souvenirs from India: 2 -- metal treasure chest with hippo piggy bank inside -- large glass with stand: 2 -- empty bottle ‘bruidstranen’ -- plastic bouquet -- nest with stone egg -- small wooden square -- Homeless Megastore: emballé par J.B. Koeman -- Book: Love -- Frame with text by Picasso and picture of chess-board -- Book with small paper planes -- Picture of stairway on wooden board -- Painting with geometric forms on wooden board -- LP: Ja, ik wil -- Painting steam boat in silver frame -- CD Oliver Mtukudzi -- Card game: Happy families • Photo of wedding gifts on Plexiglas: 2 • Caricature: 2 (1 of Alexandra and 1 of Meschac) • Abstract painting on paper • Picture of a frog made with fabric by Remy Jungermann • DVD with fragments from the wedding

MUSEUM RESTAURANT • Bar • Lights: -- 12 red oil lamps without glass and with light bulbs -- 1 red oil lamp (glass is broken) -- 2 blue oil lamps without glass -- 1 yellow oil lamp without glass -- 3 silver oil lamps with glass -- 3 silver oil lamps without or broken glass -- 1 bigger oil lamp with broken glass • Table-cloths (from Kitsch Kitchen): 7 pcs (5 on the beer tables, 2 pcs on the bar) • DVD with dialogue between Meschac Gaba and Rudy Luijters, Menu Broodhaers ARCHITECTURE OF THE MUSEUM • Ladder: 18 steps with curators and museum names (consisting of two parts) • Desk with banknotes: -- 36 real banknotes with portraits of artists -- 37 ceramic pcs coloured gold • Carpet, blue • Building blocks/lego: 281 • Tree with banknotes: -- 111 copied banknotes -- 1 tree GAME ROOM • Chess with chess-pcs covered with copied dollar and euro banknotes: 32 chess-pcs

• Roulette: Painting with several flags and a metal wheel in the middle • Tables with shuffle game: 6 MUSEUM SHOP • T-Shirts in total: 433 pcs -- Ljubljana: 4 pcs -- Ghana: 5 pcs -- Norwich: 1 pc -- Amsterdam, orange: 2 pcs -- Gartz, weiß: 5 pcs -- Contemporary Archaeology (red: 7, pink: 5, orange: 5, blue: 1): 18 pcs -- Gent, beige: 2 pcs -- Gand, grey: 2 pcs -- Kassel, documenta 11: 121 pcs -- Brasil: 76 pcs -- Milwaukee: 58 pcs -- Rotterdam: 39 pcs -- Bern: 51 pcs -- Gent (white: 6, black: 18): 24 pcs -- Vancouver: 3 pcs -- Antwerpen: 7 pcs -- Almere: 11 pcs -- Besancon: 1 pc -- Kassel August 2009: 3 (2 are sold) pcs • Shower curtains: 3 pcs • Yellow shorts out of plastic: 3 shorts • Yellow bags out of plastic: 2 bags • Painted plastic boxes: 6 pcs • Wooden boxes with moving sides: 4 pcs • Plaster legs: 4 pcs • Plaster bones: 17 pcs + 1 fragment • Glass holders covered with copied banknotes: 5 pcs • Necklaces made of shredded money or with corks with a banknote dot: in total 161 pcs • Brooches, cork with banknote wrapped around and black and white threads: 573 pcs (577 - 4 = 573, 4 were given as presents)

• Leaf shaped key rings made of money: 13 pcs • Leaf shaped brooches made of money: 35 pcs • Brooches and hanger made of leafs with a banknote dot: 96 pcs • Hanger made of leaf with a dot: 2 pcs • Small round boxes with collection of brooches made of dots: 53 boxes • Small square boxes with collection of brooches made of dots: 18 boxes • Metal rings with 1 franccoin attached: 135 pcs • Paper ring made of dollar banknote • Hand model for dollar ring • Plasticised pictures ‘actualities’: 4 pcs • Postcards, black/white image: 160 pcs • Small book: Peintures de circonstances • Cards Gerda Hahn: -- drawing: 79 pcs -- portrait of the artist: 81 pcs • Books on Meschac Gaba’s library: 12 pcs • Tabourets made of shredded money: 4 pcs • Brooches made of beer caps: 6 pcs • Shoes with small sculptures on nose by Antoine Bergs: 1 pair • Hangers made of leafs with a banknote dot: 500 pcs • 2 showcases for several necklaces out of shredded money • 2 showcases shaped as suitcase ( 1 with a long necklace and 1 with brooches out of cork with a banknote wrapped around) • 2 Market stalls • Plastic bag with loose money-circle pins: 56 • Wooden table with 7 pictures • 3 metal “T” with blue cloth (window cleaner)

• 8 busts and 1 dress form • 7 tablets for presentation with leaves and golden stones • Chocolate money SALON • Grand Piano covered with banknote dots • Chocolate coins inside of the piano • Refrigerator covered with banknote dots • Phone with banknote dots • Small black triangle table with dots • Computer with black colour • Chairs with red leatherlike seats and dots: 2 pcs • Copied banknotes hung on strings and placed on wall: 100 pcs • Green/beige salon chairs with print: 4 pcs • Carpet made of pressed together shredded banknotes / ‘Atlantic Ocean’ • Chairs with green leatherlike seats and dots: 4 pcs • Globe • Glass carafe with handle • Small white vases with brown stripes and dots: 2 pcs • Pink small clock • Turtle made out of shells • Blue carafe with grip and lid covered with dots • Wooden gun • Slippers, silver nose covered with dots: 1 pair • Small sculpture of ladder with ornaments • Hanger with horse head • Shell (pink/brown) with dots • Bell with rooster • Dinosaur piggy bank with dots • Tea pots copper: 2 • Candleholder glass • Plastic truck • Bronze sugar-bowl • Gold coloured egg • Bottle shaped as Mary with dots

• Candleholder with snake • Curved fork • Jerry can mask with dots • Table lamps: -- 2 white lampshades with dots -- 1 brown lampshade with dots • Plastic white table lamps with dots: 2 • Beauty case: -- Small round shaving mirror -- 6 pcs of gold -- 1 small plastic box with few pins -- 2 necklaces made of money -- 2 bricks of money -- 2 (diary) keys -- 1 needle • Wooden sculpture bird covered with dots • Black Japanese tea pot with dots • Birds made of fabric with coins at beaks: 45 pcs • Round table (pulley block) with dots, yellow • Round table (pulley block) with dots, red (big) • Round table (pulley block) with dots, red (small) • Skull with dots • Small, tapering carafe with dots • Small carafe with round bottom and dots • ‘Dressed’ green bottle with dots • Dices: 15 pcs white/1 black: 16 pcs • Plastic folder with brooches, dots with safety pins • Ring: 1 • Cup and saucer, thick white china with dots: 4 pairs • Cup and saucer, thin white china covered with dots: 4 pairs (one saucer is bigger) • Bowl decorated with grapes • Wine glass, purple goblet covered with dots • Small glass with dots • Papers: 2 piles (one ca.

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