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Dialogforum mit dem angolanischen Künstler Yonamine: "Archive Remix", DO, 23. August 2012, 19 Uhr, Galerie Listros

Am Donnerstag, 23. August 2012 um 19 Uhr laden AfricAvenir, Listros und das Iwalewa-Haus Bayreuth zum Dialogforum mit dem angolanischen Künstler Yonamine zum Thema "Archive Remix" in die Galerie Listros. Yonamine wurde 1975 in Luanda geboren und lebte in Angola, der DR Kongo, Brasilien, Großbritannien und Portugal. Seine Rauminstallationen und Videoarbeiten setzen sich mit der angolanischen Geschichte auseinander, sind aber zugleich auch inspiriert von populärer Kultur und Pop-Art. Die Archäologie der Bilder aus dem kollektiven Archiv wird gebrochen von ironischen Kommentaren auf die Gegenwart Afrikas im Spiel mit dessen Ikonen und Heldenfiguren. Zur Zeit ist er artist in residence am Iwalewa-Haus, und arbeitet an seinem Projekt 'Reichsparteitagsgelände'. 

"As a whole, we might term the works by Yonamine (b. 1975) as diaries or even archaeologies. On time, on the past and the present (on the re-invented, re-updated), on life. His and that of the world.

The way he constructs the work (in puzzle) and its process of accumulation and random fragmentation, almost surrealist, can tell us a great deal about how today we all are fragmented identities, broken mirrors. Ongoing, flowing, frail identities, subjected to several different types of violence.

In his modus operandi Yonamine proposes a universe that coincides more with the authentic aspect of life, going against the most machine-like and homogenous view of a world that nowadays one wants to be “hygienic” and perfect. As is shown by some of the symbols in his works, here it is forbidden to wash, iron or tidy up. Unlike other artists we may evoke here, like Basquiat, the wole process here is however, drawn up within a greatly humorous Pop language. As if laughter, in its derisory understanding, were the best weapon of catharsis.

Yonamine brings together a set of situations that oscillate between a past, a present and a possible future, offering a concept of time that escapes limitation. Like in the language of Reggae DJs, in his work we may think about the concept of rewinding, and at the same time we are located within today.

Through his vast and labyrinthine set of subjects and forms, Yonamine grants us the possibility of travelling beyond the physical space of canvas." Carla Ultra Mendes, 2009.

Im Gespräch mit Nadine Siegert, Leiterin des Iwalewa-Hauses.

Veranstaltung in englischer Sprache.
Eintritt: 3€

Ort: Galerie Listros
Kurfürstenstr. 33, 10785 Berlin
U1 Kurfürstenstraße | U2 Bülowstraße
Bus M19, M48, M85

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