EXHIBITION

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INFORMATION

Exhibition Guide (PDF I 1,9 MB)

GUIDED TOURS
Every Thursday at 6 pm
Every Sunday at 4 pm

More guided tours here.

Artists

Sherif Adel
John Akomfrah
Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Neïl Beloufa
Frances Bodomo
Drexciya
Kiluanji Kia Henda
Louis Henderson
Jaromil
Wanuri Kahiu
Kapwani Kiwanga
Abu Bakarr Mansaray
Cristina de Middel
Fabrice Monteiro
Wangechi Mutu
The Otolith Group
RAMMELLZEE
Tabita Rezaire
Simon Rittmeier
Soda_Jerk

Tech projects

BRCK
CardioPad
Chowberry
CladLight
Educade
GiftedMom
Juakaliscope
Kayoola Solar Bus
M-PESA
Robohand
Shiriki Hub
Uko Wapi

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Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention

Dortmunder U | 3rd Floor | 10/21/2017 - 04/22/2018

The exhibition Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention, curated by Inke Arns and Fabian Saavedra-Lara, puts Afrofuturism in dialogue with alternative technological solutions and imaginations. The speculative narratives unfolding in the artworks on display are confronted with actual inventions from maker scenes in different African countries. This creates a double shift of perspective: While the artworks project decidedly African and diasporic sci-fi visions, the real devices appear as evidence of a technological development that is already underway. The exhibition thus presents Africa as a continent of technological innovation.

The exhibition features 20 international artistic positions and 12 tech projects from the maker scenes in various countries of Africa.

The 32 participating artists and tech projects come from 22 countries: Egypt, Angola, Australia, Germany, Benin, France, Ghana, the United Kingdom, Italy, Cameroon, Canada, Kenya, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Spain, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, the USA and the planet Saturn.

An exhibition by HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein)
in cooperation with Interkultur Ruhr - a project by Regionalverband Ruhr (RVR) - and Africa Positive e.V.
 
Curated by Inke Arns (HMKV) and Fabian Saavedra-Lara (Interkultur Ruhr)
 
 

Funders and Partners

Funded by
the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation
Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of NRW

Main funder HMKV
Dortmunder U - Center for Art and Creativity

Co-operation partner
Interkultur Ruhr - a project by Regionalverband Ruhr (RVR)
Africa Positive e.V.

Media partner
Heimatdesign



Press

For press handouts and photos please visit our press section.

EVENTS

Thu, 12/14/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/17/2017
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/17/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 12/21/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Tue, 12/26/2017
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Tue, 12/26/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 12/28/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/31/2017
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/31/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 1/4/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/7/2018
Family Sunday “Afro-Tech”
12:00 - 17:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/7/2018
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/7/2018
Guided tour for children “Afro-Tech”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/7/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 1/11/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/14/2018
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/14/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 1/18/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/21/2018
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/21/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 1/25/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/28/2018
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/28/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 2/1/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 2/4/2018
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 2/4/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 2/8/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 2/11/2018
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 2/11/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 2/15/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



GALLERY

Picture Gallery