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© Afro-Tech

PREVIEW: Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention

Dortmunder U | 3rd Floor | 10/21/2017 - 02/11/2018

Opening:  Friday, 20 Oktober 2017

This exhibition establishes a connection between Afro-Futurism and alternative technological energies and imaginations. The counter-narratives and speculations formulated in artist works are related to real inventions from the maker culture of various African countries. The result is a double defamiliarization: Whereas the artistic works create decidedly African sci-fi narratives, the real inventions provide evidence of a technological development that has already begun. The exhibition presents Africa as a continent of technological innovation.

Curated by Dr. Inke Arns (HMKV) und Fabian Saavedra-Lara (Interkultur Ruhr)

Funders and Partners
Funded by
Fonds TURN der Kulturstiftung des Bundes
vom Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW

Co-operation partner
Interkultur Ruhr und Africa Positive e.V.

Main Funders of HMKV
Dortmunder U - Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität

Cultural Partner
WDR 3

Media Partners
HEIMATDESIGN
bodo
coolibri

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