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
Fonds TURN der Kulturstiftung des Bundes
vom Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW
Interkultur Ruhr und Africa Positive e.V.
Main Funders of HMKV
Dortmunder U - Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität