Atéliers et discussions / Workshops and Discussions @Dakar

With / Avec Mame-Penda Bâ, Njoki Ngumi, Nikita Dhawan, Fatou Kandé Senghor, Alibeta, Rokhaya Fall, Laïty Fary Ndiaye, Renée Akitelek Mboya, amongst others / parmi d'autres.  Le programme sera agrémenté d' interventions musicale. / The event is echoed by musical interventions. Read more

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Artistic LABoratory and exhibition project in Dakar and Berlin

May 22-24, 2023 in Dakar: Artistic LABoratory and exhibition project in Dakar and Berlin in the frame of TALKING OBJECTS LAB. Read more

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Two Workshops on the Digital Collection in Dakar

What is the potential of technology for African museums? How can a digital collection contribute to the mediation, re-evaluation, dissemination and research of objects? How to digitize, technically? And how to digitize, aesthetically? Read more

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Unexpected Lessons #3

Decolonizing Romantik

Awakening, nostalgia and nationalism, Orientalism and the mystification of nature - How did Romantic Europe look at the world? And how does Romanticism shape Europe's self-image today? Read more

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Imagining an Archive for Decolonial Knowledge


A digital conversation in December 2021. With Njoki Ngumi, Jim Chuchu, Neo Musangi, Malick Ndiaye, Mahret Ifeoma Kupka and Isabel Raabe Read more

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Decolonize Objects (Re-Evaluation) Museum practices

Talking Objects. On the Origin and the Future of Objects in the Museum

As part of the exhibition "The Collection of Maximilian von Goldschmidt-Rothschild" at the Museum Angewandte Kunst, there will be a talk with Dr. Katharina Weiler (curator), Dr. Mahret Kupka and Isabel Raabe (both conception and curation, Talking Objects Lab) on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm. Read more

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Decolonize Objects (Re-Evaluation)

Verlust und Heilung

Es reicht nicht, in der Kolonialzeit gestohlene Kunst zurückzugeben. Es geht aber auch nicht um Schuld. Angestrebt ist eine Auseinandersetzung mit der Geschichte der kulturellen Verletzungen, der Kunst und den traditionellen Materialien, aus der heraus Neues entstehen kann. Cornelia Wilß führte mit… Read more

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African philosophy Contemporary Art Decolonize Archive (Archive practices) Knowledge Memory Museum practices 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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