• Healing, as we know it, is about following a holistic approach. Interview with Isabel Raabe and Mahret Ifeoma Kupka.

    Healing, as we know it, is about following a holistic approach. Interview with Isabel Raabe and Mahret Ifeoma Kupka.

    While Europe and its politics continue to discuss the restitution of art stolen during the colonial era, contemporary debates or artistic stances that constructively engage with this area are often overlooked. More space for discussion and dialogue is necessary, as is Europe’s will to listen. This includes the readiness to set aside the knowledge it […]

  • Residency 2022: G.A.S. Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria

    Residency 2022: G.A.S. Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria

    With the program TURN2 – Artistic Cooperation between Germany and African Countries, the German Federal Cultural Foundation continues its transcontinental funding activities: With the TURN2 Residencies, a residency program has been established that offers young curators and cultural professionals with curatorial experience the opportunity to work and establish contacts at the locations Berlin, Lagos, Nairobi […]

  • Talk: Talking Objects. Of Narrative Objects and Collection Narratives

    Talk:  Talking Objects. Of Narrative Objects and Collection Narratives

    On July 07, Isabel Raabe and I had the pleasure of talking via lifestream with Azu Nwagbogu about, among other things, the Home Museum Lagos he co-founded – a private collection of photographs gathered through an open call as part of the LagosPhoto Festival. In addition, we discussed how collections can bring objects into narrative. […]

  • Arquivo Mestre – Januário Jano in der Galerie Jean-Claude Maier pt. 02

    Arquivo Mestre – Januário Jano in der Galerie Jean-Claude Maier pt. 02

    Zu meiner Ausstellung in der Frankfurter Galerie Jean-Claude Maier ist mittlerweile ein Film erschienen. Zudem hat Ivan Murzin Fotos in der Ausstellung gemacht. Besonders freuen wir uns darüber, dass die Ausstellung vom FRIEZE Magazine zu den Top 5 Must-See Ausstellungen im Juli in Europa gekürt wurde. Den Text dazu schrieb Eric Otieno. Weitere Informationen zur […]

  • Kultursymposium Weimar. Generations FM. Diskurs und social media. Das Beispiel ‘This is Germany’

    Kultursymposium Weimar. Generations FM. Diskurs und social media. Das Beispiel ‘This is Germany’

    This is Germany ist ein Projekt der südafrikanischen Künstlerin Candice Breitz; über kurze Videobotschaften von Personen aus Kunst, Kultur und Medien werden Positionen zu Themen wie „Z-Sauße“, „Biodeutsch“ oder „Cancel Culture“ formuliert, die auf Social Media Kanälen veröffentlicht werden. Mit der Episode “Menschen mit Nazihintergrund”, die sie gemeinsam mit den beiden Künstler:innen Moshtari Hilal und […]

  • UNEXPECTED LESSONS #01. See the whole conference now online…

    UNEXPECTED LESSONS #01. See the whole conference now online…

    The performative discursive event on 11th and 12th of June 2021 »UNEXPECTED LESSONS – Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge« took place at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and in parallel in the urban landscape of Nairobi and in the world wide web. Lectures, artistic elements, talks and discussions flew into each other and interweaved with […]

  • UNEXPECTED LESSONS. See the whole conference now online…

    UNEXPECTED LESSONS. See the whole conference now online…

    The performative discursive event on 11th and 12th of June 2021 »UNEXPECTED LESSONS – Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge« took place at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and in parallel in the urban landscape of Nairobi and in the world wide web. Lectures, artistic elements, talks and discussions flew into each other and interweaved with […]

  • UNEXPECTED LESSONS. Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge

    UNEXPECTED LESSONS. Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge

    What can knowledge be today, beyond European knowledge systems? New perspectives and different questions are needed in order to break up colonial thought patterns and challenge Eurocentric, white views. The performative discursive event  »UNEXPECTED LESSONS – Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge« will take place at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and in parallel in the […]

  • TRAJECTORY OF ABSTRACTION. In conversation with Bani Abidi, Silke Otto-Knapp, and Anta Helena Recke

    TRAJECTORY OF ABSTRACTION. In conversation with Bani Abidi, Silke Otto-Knapp, and Anta Helena Recke

    This June issue of Texte zur Kunst undertakes a wide-ranging inquiry into the figurative in art. The human body, and the figure more generally, is undoubtedly among the most widely depicted subjects in the history of art. Browsing the exhibition programs of museums and galleries today, one cannot fail to notice that figurative art and […]

  • TALKING OBJECTS LAB. Website now online…

    TALKING OBJECTS LAB. Website now online…

    Im Oktober 2019 erreichte mich eine Email der Berliner Kuratorin Isabel Raabe. Sie schlug mir ein gemeinsames Projekt vor… et voilá: letzte Woche ging die Website online. In einem Interview, geführt von Magnus Elias Rosengarten, erklären wir, worum es bei TALKING OBJECTS geht und sprechen auch über unsere performative Konferenz UNEXPECTED LESSONS. Bei beidem geht […]