RÉ-IMAGINER LE PASSÉ - DISCURSIVE PROGRAM @KINDL, Berlin

24.03.2024 - 28.07.2024

The imaginary serves as a creative starting point for questioning and transforming existing realities– also in our extensive discursive program accompanying the exhibition. Save the dates!

What futures are possible from our shared history? Which pasts deserve to be told? How can knowledge be questioned today? And why is knowledge a construction of world orders? These are the initial questions of the Ré-imaginer le passé project. Ré-imaginer le passé is more than just an exhibition — it is an ambitious research journey spanning several months, a collaboration between curators, thinkers, and artists from the African continent, the diaspora, Germany and India. The aim of this participatory project is to reinterpret our past and develop alternative narratives for the future. The central question: Can a different understanding of our stories lead to a new ethics of relationship between the global South and the global North?

The imaginary serves as a creative starting point for questioning and transforming existing realities – also in our extensive discursive program accompanying the exhibition. Save the dates!

Ré-imaginer le passé
Exhibition at the KINDL — Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin
24.3.24 – 28.7.24
Opening: 23.3.24, 18:00 – 21:00

 

Artists: Elsa M'Bala, Fatou Kandé Senghor, Caroline Gueye, Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Ibrahima
Thiam, Viyé Diba, Mansour Ciss Kanakassy, Uriel Orlow, baobab création, C& Center of Unfinished
Business

 

Curatorial Team: Mahret Ifeoma Kupka, Isabel Raabe, Ibou C. Diop, Malick Ndiaye

 

24.3., 13:00
Curators tour with Mahret Ifeoma Kupka, Isabel Raabe, Ibou C. Diop, Malick Ndiaye
In German and English
Free admission
Registration

24.3., 14:30 – 16:30
The Concept of the Imaginary
Conversations with the artists and curators of the exhibition Ré-imaginer le passé in four sessions:
1. Viyé Diba, Ibrahima Thiam, Malick Ndiaye
2. Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Uriel Orlow, Isabel Raabe
3. Fatou Kandé Senghor, Mansour Ciss Kanakassy, Ibou C. Diop
4. Caroline Gueye, NuNu, Mahret Ifeoma Kupka
In French and English
Free admission

 

3.4., 19:00
OBEAH
Performance by Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro
In English
Free admission

 

26.4., 18:00 – 20:00
Reading Session with C& Center of Unfinished Business, moderated by Celina Baljeet Basra (Author and curator, Berlin)
In German and English
Free admission
Registration soon here

 

8.5., 19:00
“Critical thinking is the slow cooking of the soul”
Lectures by Nikita Dhawan (Political scientist, Berlin) and María do Mar Castro Varela (Political scientist, Berlin)
In English
Free admission

 

24.5., 18:00  –  Please note: postponed to 14.6. – 
La Palabre: Ré-imaginer le passé
Talks, Food and Performance
In German and English
At Berlin Global Village, Am Sudhaus 2, 12053 Berlin
Admission: 6 €, Registration: mail@talkingobjectslab.org

 

25.5., 14:00
Das Imaginäre
Thematic tour with Jeanne Mizero Nzakizabandi (Art educator and curator, Frankfurt / Main)
In German
Free admission
Registration soon here

Further events will follow

 

Funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation), the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media), ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, and Pro Helvetia