Gabi Ngcobo: CCA Lagos - Loren Hansi Momodu, Alternative Realities, imaged Communities and Contemporary Art in Africa. Thursday 9.6.2011, 19h, NGBK

Gabi Ngcobo is an independent curator, educator and artist. Recently she co-founded the Johannesburg based Center for Historical Reenactments (CHR) an independent platform which creates projects that use art to investigate the relations between art and history; how art can affect, alter or comment upon how we receive and view history and suggest different historical readings that help in the formation of new subjectivities? Ngcobo will unpack CHR projects and their relevance within the context of Johannesburg and South Africa.

Thursday 09.06.2011, 19:00 h
Gabi Ngcobo - Center for Historical Reenactments (CHR) /
CCA Lagos - Loren Hansi Momodu

Presentation and talk (English)


CCA Lagos - Loren Hansi Momodu, Alternative Realities, imaged
Communities and Contemporary Art in Africa.

In an era in which our idea of community has become bound increasingly
with the idea of the nation state, contemporary artists have been reflecting, rebelling against and re-creating that idea. Taking the nation state of Nigeria as a starting point Momodu’s aim here is to further consider the prevalence of imagined communities in contemporary art practice in Africa and beyond. The works presented will each offer a view of an alternative reality, which questions the status quo, expounding new ways of seeing the world we live in. www.ccalagos.org

Other Possible Worlds -
Proposals on this Side of Utopia

30.4.2011 – 13.6.2011



Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V.
Oranienstraße 25, D-10999 Berlin
www.ngbk.de

Curatorial team:

Dorothee Albrecht, Berit Fischer, Franziska Lesák,
Hubert Lobnig, Moira Zoitl

Contributions by:

Dorothee Albrecht, Antimuseum, Maria Thereza Alves, Cedric Bomford, CCA Lagos, Leung Chi Wo, Chto delat?, Chua Chye Teck , Cybermohalla, Kiluanji Kia Henda, ExRotaprint, Huang Xiaopeng, Johanna Kandl, Hubert Lobnig, Ralo Mayer, Gabi Ngcobo, Periferry, Oda Projesi and Nadin Reschke, Åsa Sonjasdotter, The International Academy of Art Palestine, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, TkH (Walking Theory), The Public School, Yoel Diaz Vazquez, Xu Tan, Moira Zoitl

Welche Rolle können Kunstprojekte, Kunsträume, selbstorganisierte Akademien und Labs bei der Entwicklung von Vorstellungen von einer Welt jenseits einer rein ökonomischen Globalisierung spielen? Projekte aus verschiedenen Teilen der Welt werden eingeladen, andere Lebenswirklichkeiten vorzuschlagen und zu testen - vom kleinen künstlerischen Versuch bis zum gesellschaftlichen Experiment. Themen wie der Umgang mit kulturellen Differenzen, dem Klimawandel, mit Nivellierungsprozessen und Unübersichtlichkeiten bilden die Basis für einen gemeinsamen Frageraum.

Die Grundlage von Other Possible Worlds – Entwürfe diesseits von Utopia bildet eine Sammlung von Ideen, Konzepten, Modellen, Begriffen, Projekten, Kits und Handlungsformen. Sie ist als fortlaufend erweiterbarer Pool für kommende Projekte in anderen Teilen der Welt angelegt und kann in verschiedenen Formaten übernommen und genutzt werden. Die NGBK wird zu einem gemeinsamen Frage- und Untersuchungsraum für verschiedenste Formate, künstlerische Beiträge und Installationen, Workshops, Präsentationen, Gespräche und Videoscreenings.

Which roles can art projects, art spaces, self-organized academies and labs play in developing conceptions of the world that go beyond purely economic globalization? Projects from various parts of the world are invited to propose and test out other realities of life and world views, from small artistic attempts to social experimentation. Topics such as dealing with cultural differences, economic and ecological changes, processes of levelling out and confusing complexities form the basis for a common space in which to rise questions.

The basis for Other Possible Worlds – Proposals on this Side of Utopia is a collection of ideas, concepts, models, terms, projects, kits and modes of acting. It is conceived as a pool for further projects in other parts of the world, it is open to further extension and it allows for varied formats. The NGBK is considered as a common and active space of inquiry for different formats like artistic contributions and installations, workshops, presentations, talks and video screenings.

Publication (English & German), published by argobooks.
Including further contributions by: Berit Fischer, Franziska Lesák / Ricarda Denzer, Sarat Maharaj / Gilane Tawadros, Kerstin Meyer. 200 Pages.
www.argobooks.de
ISBN 978-3-9427-00-21-4

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