Ovizire – Somgu: From Where Do We Speak?

M.Bassy, Hamburg, Germany
06 Dec 2018 - 27 Jan 2019

Artwork by Vitjitua Ndjiharine © MARRK

Artwork by Vitjitua Ndjiharine © MARRK

The exhibition presents performances, multimedia video installations, photo collages and historical photographs, which focus on the complexities of German-Namibian entangled histories.

With the museum’s existing photo library, which was collected during the German colonial era in Namibia, the artists Vitjitua Ndjiharine, Nicola Brandt, Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja and historian Ulrike Peters will discuss different viewpoints of the dark side and the continuity of colonial history. Together they will question the colonial view, genocide and the many voices of commemorative culture.

A collaboration between the University of Hamburg, Professor Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer and MARKK, with the support of the Gerda-Henkel Foundation. The exhibition is displayed at MARKK and M.Bassy (Schlüterstraße 80) and funded by Elbkulturfonds from the Ministry of Culture and Media.

Opening event: Tuesday 4 December 2018, 18:00 at MARKK and from 20:00 at M.Bassy with a performance by Mushaanja

Artist Talks: Friday 7 December 2018, 19:00 at M.Bassy

Performance talk: Sunday 9 December 2018, 15:00 ( Location to be confirmed)

Opening hours:
Thursday – Sunday 13.00 – 18.00

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