EXHIBITION

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Exhibition Guide (PDF)

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

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

Opening:  Friday, 20 October 2017, 7 pm

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.

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

Tomorrow, 10/20/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Tomorrow, 10/20/2017
Opening of the exhibition “Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention” and the project week “AFRO-TECH FEST”
19:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/21/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/21/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Talks and lectures
11:00 - 19:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/21/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Jean-Pierre Bekolo - Les Saignantes
19:30 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/21/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Mike Huckaby Sun Ra DJ-Set (Support: Delicious Frequencies)
23:00 | Tanzcafé Oma Doris



Sun, 10/22/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Sun, 10/22/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Talks and lectures
11:00 - 19:00 | Werkhalle at Union Gewerbehof



Sun, 10/22/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Mon, 10/23/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Mon, 10/23/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Workshop Connecting Anyone to the Internet
18:00 | Rekorder II



Tue, 10/24/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Wed, 10/25/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Thu, 10/26/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Thu, 10/26/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 10/26/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Kapwani Kiwanga – Afrogalactica
20:00 | Dortmunder U



Fri, 10/27/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Fri, 10/27/2017
Lecture with DJ set, short film with live music, talk, Black Cyborg DJ set
19:00 | Künstlerhaus Dortmund



Sat, 10/28/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/28/2017
Curators' Tour: Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/28/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Finale
21:00 | Rekorder



Sun, 10/29/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Tue, 10/31/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Wed, 11/1/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 11/2/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 11/4/2017
Family Sunday “Afro-Tech”
12:00 - 17:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 11/4/2017
Guided tour for children “Afro-Tech”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 11/5/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 11/9/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 11/12/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U