The Colonial Dialectic of Sensitivity(after Hubert Fichte)Oct 18, 2019–Jan 6, 2020Based on Hubert Fichte’s utopia of a radical sensitivity, the exhibition poses questions about representation and restitution, canonization and upholding of colonial power relations.
The Appearance of Colonial-Era EuropeansExhibitionNov 1, 2019–Jan 6, 2020Opening Thu, Oct 31“All that is needed to caricature an oppressor is to portray him exactly as he is.”Julius Lips
Exhibition, concerts, talksNov 1–17, 2019Opening Thu Oct 31How can relationships between sounds of the African diaspora be mapped?
2018–2019Along the Mississippi, researchers are investigating historical, social and environmental transformations of the 2,348-mile long river. The project can be followed live via the research platform anthropocene-curriculum.org.
HKW has signed the Berlin Declaration of The Many and, together with other cultural institutions, stands up for unity.
With performances by Coletivo Bonobando, Ayrson Heráclito, Cristóbal LehytExhibition OpeningLove and Ethnology
The Colonial Dialectic of Sensitivity (after Hubert Fichte)Exhibition
With Dulcie Abrahams Altass (Dakar), Jürgen Bock (Lissabon), Mario Navarro (Santiago de Chile), Amlicar Packer (Salvador da Bahia/Rio de Janeiro) and Yesomi Umolu (New York)Love and Ethnology
With Renée Green, Cristóbal Lehyt, Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi, Mario Navarro, Lili Reynaud-Dewar and othersLove and Ethnology
Love and Ethnology
Can the ethnographic gaze be “given back,” restituted? The exhibition takes up topics related to writer and traveler Hubert Fichte (1935-1986), from Hamburg’s gay 1960s subculture to arts and religions of the African diaspora and a utopia of sensitivity. With works by Kader Attia, Papisto Boy, Renée Green, Euridice Kala, Tiona Nekkia McClodden and many others.
As an intermediary between literature and ethnology, Hubert Fichte used journalism techniques, for example in interviews with Salvador Allende and Léopold Sédar Senghor. At the conference, artists and researchers will discuss his “aesthetics of the factual”, autoethnographic approaches and poetics of the body in transit.
Julius Lips aimed to refute colonial myths of white supremacy. The ethnologist collected portrayals of Europeans as “exotic” foreigners. Based on Lips’s work, the exhibition raises questions about the power of the gaze and its reversal, but also about the problematic role played by ethnology.
The Anthropocene, the geological age of humankind, is uniquely represented in the landscapes along the Mississippi. Since 2018, researchers, artists and activists at various Field Stations on site in the US have been studying this human/environment system. In Autumn, researchers will head downriver on a River Journey to meet in November for a one-week campus in New Orleans.
What sonic affinities are there between music scenes in Luanda, Salvador da Bahia or Lisbon? In talks with Greg Tate and Fred Moten, in concerts and an exhibition, the artist and musician Satch Hoyt follows the traces of African diaspora sounds.
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Ed. by Diedrich Diederichsen, Anselm Franke and Haus der Kulturen der WeltFrom „Baroque“ to „Vodou“ to „The Gayification of the World “: The publication brings together essays, artistic text contributions and a glossary that explains Hubert Fichte's theoretical vocabulary. These are supplemented by statements from the project stations in Salvador da Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, Dakar, New York and Lisbon, as well as extensive photo series depicting the artistic works from the exhibition at HKW.
How does language influence thought? How can we develop other forms of learning and acting? From the politics of translation to practices of weaving: Speakers and workshop participants from the New Alphabet School share their questions, observations and studies on solidary practices of knowledge production on the blog.
The international exhibition project Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology is being accompanied by the web journal projectfichte.org. It offers insights into the writing of Hubert Fichte (1935–1986) in German, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Wolof and English. The writer and ethnologist is considered a poetic and documentarian realist precursor for new disciplines in Germany such as Queer Studies and Postcolonial Studies.
Ed. by Bernd M. Scherer and Haus der Kulturen der WeltThe volume Paris Calligrammes links screenplay excerpts from Ulrike Ottinger’s latest film with thematic photo series from postwar Paris to the transculturally influenced present. With contributions by Aleida Assmann, Laurence A. Rickels, Bernd M. Scherer and Ulrike Ottinger.
What musical patterns have been preserved in the sounds of the African Diaspora, thus defying time and forced migration? Satch Hoyt follows their traces in today’s metropolises Luanda, Kinshasa, Salvador de Bahia, and Lisbon. He documents his research in an English-language blog.
The research platform Anthropocene Curriculum explores novel epistemic, aesthetic and educational challenges of the age of humankind. Currently the digital platform also serves as a research tool, discussion forum and public portal for the transdisciplinary research project Mississippi. An Anthropocene River.
The journal explores ideas generated during the course of the transdisciplinary project 100 Years of Now (2015-2019) in greater depth. Artists, scientists, and observers will throw new light on global political conflicts, supposed side scenes of history, and on the planetary entanglement of technological, human, and natural forces.