Unexpected Lessons

Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge on 11 & 12 June 2021

»The Western Archive is exhausted!« — Felwine Sarr What can knowledge be today, beyond European knowledge systems? New perspectives and different questions are needed in order to break up colonial thought patterns and challenge Eurocentric, white views. The Project TALKING OBJECTS aims to negotiate these questions on the African continent and in Germany. Five thematic fields are in the foreground: decolonizing memory, decolonizing knowledge, the re-evaluation of objects from colonial contexts, empowerment by and opportunities of artistic perspectives, and questions about classical museum… Read more

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Listening to Objects

Objects are things in transition. Read more

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Knowledge Memory Museum practices / Museums Talk

Talking Objects

July 7, 7 pm. A talk in the frame of the exhibition "La lumière qui fait la bonheur..." by Georges Adéagbo (28 March - 25 July 2021 at KINDL - Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin). Read more

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Decolonize Memory Knowledge Film Archive (Archive practices, body as an archive) African philosophy

Unexpected Lessons

Watch the whole livestream of UNEXPECTED LESSONS here » Read more

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African philosophy Decolonize Memory Restitution Film

Video Talk: Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro & Magnus Elias Rosengarten

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Knowledge Memory Museum practices / Museums Talk

Unexpected Lessons Day 2

The performative discursive event »UNEXPECTED LESSONS - Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge« takes place on 11th and 12th of June 2021 in parallel in Akademie der Künste Berlin, Nairobi and the digital space. Read more

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Knowledge Memory Museum practices / Museums Talk

Unexpected Lessons Day 1

The performative discursive event »UNEXPECTED LESSONS - Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge« takes place on 11th and 12th of June 2021 in parallel in Akademie der Künste Berlin, Nairobi and the digital space. Read more

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African philosophy Contemporary Art Knowledge Talk Decolonize Film

Video Talk: Natasha A. Kelly & Magnus Elias Rosengarten

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Film Memory Contemporary Art Performance/Artistic Intervention

Syowia Kyambi

Kaspale is a trickster character I have created and developed over the past two years, which started as an open-ended performance intervention and has developed into other mediums such as photography, collage, and film. Kaspale began as a way to intervene in spaces charged with colonial activities,… Read more

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Performance/Artistic Intervention Contemporary Art Memory Knowledge

Elsa M'Bala

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Decolonize Knowledge Memory

DEKOLONIALE UNEXPECTED LESSONS Walk

A Video City Walk with Israel Kaunatjike, Paulette Reed-Anderson, Mynaka Sururu Mboro and Christian Kopp along colonial traces in Berlin. A Cooperation Project with DEKOLONIALE Memory Culture in the City. Read more

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Contemporary Art Archive (Archive practices, body as an archive) Decolonize Memory Knowledge

Un-Documented – Unlearning Imperial Plunder

»Un-Documented – Unlearning Imperial Plunder« (35 min) is screened in the context of the performative discursive event »Unexpected Lessons – Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge«. The film by Ariella Aïsha Azoulay argues—against Alain Resnais and Chris Marker’s film Statues Also Die—that statues… Read more

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Contemporary Art Archive (Archive practices, body as an archive) Decolonize Memory Knowledge

A New England Document

»A New England Document« (2020) by Che Applewaithe is screened in the context of the performative discursive event »Unexpected Lessons – Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge«. Read more

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Contemporary Art Memory Knowledge Archive (Archive practices, body as an archive)

a so-called archive

»a so-called archive« by Onyeka Igwe is screened in the context of the performative discursive event »Unexpected Lessons – Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge«.  The work interrogates the decomposing repositories of Empire with a forensic lens. Blending footage shot over the past year in two… Read more

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Decolonize Museum practices / Museums Memory Knowledge African philosophy

WHEN THE EMPIRE GETS WEARY, THE OBJECTS MAY RETURN

Njoki Ngumi in conversation with Jim Chuchu Read more

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African philosophy Contemporary Art Decolonize Archive (Archive practices, body as an archive) Knowledge Memory Museum practices / Museums Performance/Artistic Intervention Talk

Healing, as we know it, is about following a holistic approach.

Interview with Curators Mahret Ifeoma Kupka and Isabel Raabe Read more

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Contemporary Art Memory Performance/Artistic Intervention Film

Video Talk: Elsa M’Bala and Magnus Elias Rosengarten

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