HKW Haus der Kulturen der Welt

After Year Zero

19 Sep - 24 Nov 2013

Geographies of Collaboration Since 1945
19 September – 24 November 2013

The realignment of the world after the Second World War is not recounted here with regard to the confrontation between the Cold War blocs, but with a focus on the interweaving of European and African history in the process of decolonization.

In installations, videos and films , artists such as John Akomfrah and Jihan El-Tahri examine the attempts to transform the basic conditions of a Western-dominated modern era. A conference takes up “Geographies of Collaboration” with a view to the first Asian-African conference, which was held in Bandung, Indonesia in 1955 and gave rise to the Non-Aligned Movement.

Curated by Anselm Franke and Annett Busch in cooperation with the artists of the exhibition and research curator Heidi Ballet

Tags: John Akomfrah