Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart / Querungen, Stuttgart, Germany
14 Dec 2014 - 11 Jan 2015
Crossing-boundaries-of-doubt.net is an online platform and poetic, critical collection that arose through artistic research conducted in Cameroon and Germany in 2013–14, which is now being continued transnationally.
In their complex worlds, which are influenced by colonial history, phantasms of consumption, and the fragility of social structures, the artists investigate their reciprocal relationships and their conceptions of one another. They speak about prevailing conditions, the realities of life, and the everyday entanglement and boundaries of their societies, which are immersed in radical social and economic upheaval.
The participants are questing for new languages, for new utopian places. They describe rituals of violence, the act of capitalizing on human relations. And they speak of a need for self-determination and shared moments of unity.
As an ongoing transnational project dealing with relations between the Global South and the Global North, the collection is continually growing through new artistic contributions by artists invited to participate from different countries. The multilingual platform can be used as a poetic space of agency outside of an institutional context.
Live events accompany the project, such as interventions, performances, concerts, and conversations. They tie into narrative digital space by way of direct physical encounters.
The presentation shown in the “Querungen” project space at the Württembergischer Kunstverein offers insight into the various artistic explorations.
With contributions by : Sylvie Arnaud, Lady B, Vincent Ndoumbé D, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Justine Gaga, Simone Gilges, Peter Haury, Felix Kama, Astrid S. Klein, Elsa M‘bala, François-Stéphane Alima Mbarga, Stone Karim Mohamad, Franklin Aleba Mokala, Platino, SadraK, Yam, Hervé Yamguen, AdanGo Zulu, among others
New contributions by François Alima, Sylvie Arnaud, and Platino will appear at Crossing-boundaries-of-doubt.net in December.
A project by Astrid S. Klein in collaboration with Em’kal Eyongakpa, Artspace Khaliland, Cameroon – SadraK, Collective Hip-Hop Développé, Cameroon – Susanne Weiß, Heidelberger Kunstverein
Opening: Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7 p.m.
with a live intervention and a reading by Sylvie Arnaud (France/Martinique), Em’kal Eyongakpa (Cameroon), Astrid S. Klein (Germany), SadraK via Skype (Cameroon), and other guests
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart