Thursday, June 26, 2014, 10 am
Roundtable: Imaginary of the Present: Current Images of African Worlds

Roundtable with Simon Njami (curator, art critic, Paris), Yacouba Konaté (curator, art critic, Professor of Philosophy, Université de Cocody, Abidjan), Karen Fiss (curator, writer, San Francisco), moderated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (curator, Art Director SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin)

The art and research project Giving Contours to Shadows takes its cue from the Glissantian concept that history, a “functional fantasy of the West“, cannot be left in the hands of historians only. In that sense, the project looks at ways, by which artists, curators and thinkers relate to their epoch, to times past and to the drawing of prospective trajectories, thus weaving alternatives to established narratives. Furthermore, the roundtable program is dedicated to discussions on the ideologies of space, performativity and the archive, and notions of pre-writing history. 

In English language
Venue: Neuer Berliner Kunstverein