More than 100 years after the end of German colonial rule in parts of Africa, the focus has shifted to a topic that will probably occupy not only Germany but all European colonial powers for decades to come. It is about the return of tens of thousands of art objects from the African continent, which are stored and exhibited in European museums. We would like to take a look at the different ways of acquiring the cultural assets on the one hand, and on the other hand to inform about the effects the loss of cultural heritage has had on African states and their populations up to the present.
With the friendly support of the District Office Treptow-Köpenick of Berlin - Office for Further Education and Culture & the Schlossplatztheater Köpenick
Music: Luca Mucavele (Maputo/Weimar), Phillip Rothkirch (Berlin) Game: Thandi Sebe (Cape Town/Berlin), Cristian Lehmann (Berlin), Matondo Castlo (Berlin/Kinshasa) Podium: Dr. Annette Löseke (Lecturer in Museum Studies New York University Berlin), Shiynyuy Semaiy Gad (Cameroun) further experts* are invited. Director: Jens Vilela Neumann Idea & Execution: Jens Vilela Neumann and Frank Kegler Graphics: Florian Ritter
Four young artists and two mentors from South Africa and Germany exchange their cultural perspectives on the mythologies in both countries. What are the parallels to the creation of the world and how, according to ancient traditions, did evil came into the world? What perceptions of morality are associated with it and what do these traditions have in common with the here and now?
With the kind support of Assitej South Africa, the GIZ and the AGYI Innovation Fund