Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesvertretung, Berlin, Germany
13 Feb 2014

On February 13, in cooperation with Michael Bonk, the artistic director of Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung / M.1 in Hohenlockstedt, SAVVY Contemporary will present a preview of the project Colonial Neighbours, coordinated by Lisa Hillers and Bonaventure Ndikung, at the “Seitenflügel Vernissage“ in Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesvertretung.

The project Colonial Neighbours aims at addressing gaps in Germany’s politics of memory and challenging dominant bodies of knowledge by creating an archive of German colonial history. The archive serves as an information space, in which art, politics and science come and work together. Personalization of history encourages the deconstruction of threadbare perspectives. Historical and contemporary everyday objects, memorabilia and other artefacts narrating the entangled histories of the imaginary geographies of Germany and the African continent, should be collected and worked on. The outcome will be a collection documenting and critically investigating the histories of the long-term relations between Germany and Africa, both by analysing (historical) colonialisms and present-day post/colonialities. Following the concept of “entangled histories” (cf. Conrad & Randeria), the project searches to break up historical dichotomies between Germany and Africa and draw a more differentiated picture of current life-worlds in Berlin.

The evening will feature short interviews with the Minister-President of Schleswig-Holstein Torsten Albig, curator Michael Bonk, and Ulrike Boskamp, the head of Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung/M.1.

Language of the event is German.


An examination of the post/colonial here and now
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 6.30pm
Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesvertretung
at Ministergärten 8, 10117 Berlin


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