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After Year Zero

Geographies of Collaboration since 1945
2013, Sep 19, Thu — 2013, Nov 24, Sun

After Year Zero | Delegates at the Bandung Conference the first large-scale Afro–Asian conference, 1955

After Year Zero | Delegates at the Bandung Conference the first large-scale Afro–Asian conference, 1955

After Year Zero | Imperium, Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi 2013, installation view | Photo: Jakob Hoff

After Year Zero | Imperium, Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi 2013, installation view | Photo: Jakob Hoff

After Year Zero | The Unfinished Conversation, John Akomfrah 2012, installation view | Photo: Jakob Hoff

After Year Zero | The Unfinished Conversation, John Akomfrah 2012, installation view | Photo: Jakob Hoff

In installations, videos and films, artists such as John Akomfrah and Jihan El-Tahri examine the attempts to transform the basic conditions of a Western-dominated modern era. A conference takes up “Geographies of Collaboration” with a view to the first Asian-African conference, which was held in Bandung, Indonesia in 1955 and gave rise to the Non-Aligned Movement.

Curated by Anselm Franke and Annett Busch in cooperation with the artists of the exhibition and research curator Heidi Ballet