For Guy Woueté the main motivation to develop the book project “Dominer l’Anonymat – Taming Anonymity” was and still is to reach that dissenting and dreamlike force that keeps humans alive. In his view there is still a lot to be told about what happened in the “Calais Jungle” in October 2016 and now in Libya where black people are being sold as slaves.
To Guy a book is a tangible space for a living memory and the possibility politically and provocatively introduce plurality in the way history is written. This artist’s book reveals the complexity of migration and opens doors for other relation between us and the transitionary spaces that we call borders. It is also referring to his personal experience as a migrant, an expatriate.
Event in English
Thursday, 15 February 2018, 7 pm
at Acud Macht Neu
Guy Woueté (b. 1980 in Douala) divides his time between Antwerp and Douala. He holds a Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts from Erg (École Supérieure des Arts) in Brussels, and from the University of Paris 8. He has completed a two-year post-academic research at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Guy Woueté’s oeuvre always encompasses elements of social criticism and the questions of migration and the symbols of domination in the age of globalization.
The C& Center of Unfinished Business, conceived by Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba, is a reading room that offers visitors an extraordinary, sometimes disconcerting selection of books that are linked to the topic of colonialism in various ways – from a history book on German colonies to a fashion book on the Sappeurs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo all the way to an analysis of capital markets in the 21st century. A walk-in book case structure that can be used from different perspectives and which was exclusively developed to work in and move to diverse locations. The C& Center of Unfinished Business is currently on view atAkademie der Künste, Berlin until 30 June 2018.