Pressemitteilung vom 08.10.2019

Love and Ethnology – The Colonial Dialectic of Sensitivity (after Hubert Fichte)

Kanon-Fragen | Love and Ethnology | Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology

Exhibition: Oct 18, 2019–Jan 6, 2020
Opening accompanied by performances: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 from 6 pm
Conference: Fri, Oct 18 & Sat, Oct 19, 2019
Press tour: Thursday, Oct 17, 2019, 4.30 pm

Love and Ethnology – The Colonial Dialectic of Sensitivity (after Hubert Fichte) is the finale of the multi-year publication and exhibition project Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology, which – in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and local curators – has passed through stations in Lisbon, Salvador da Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, Dakar and New York since 2017. Based on a critical reception of Hubert Fichte’s writings, the project supported by the S. Fischer Stiftung and S. Fischer Verlag has initiated a multi-faceted debate on colonial modernism, ethnography, poetry and sexuality. The HKW exhibition is curated by the artistic directors of the multi-year project Diedrich Diederichsen and Anselm Franke.

You are invited to Haus der Kulturen der Welt for a press tour of the exhibition Love and Ethnology – The Colonial Dialectic of Sensitivity (after Hubert Fichte) on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 4.30 pm. The tour will be translated into English.

Speakers:
Bernd Scherer, director Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Antje Contius, director S. Fischer Stiftung, Berlin
Julian Fuchs, regional head of programming of Goethe-Institut, São Paulo
Diedrich Diederichsen, curator of Love and Ethnology
Anselm Franke, curator of Love and Ethnology
The artists and curators will also attend.

At the opening beginning from 6 pm, speakers will be Bernd Scherer, director HKW, Johannes Ebert, secretary-general of the Goethe-Institut, Antje Contius, director S. Fischer Stiftung as well as the curators Anselm Franke and Diedrich Diederichsen.

The opening will be accompanied by live performances by Coletivo Bonobando, Ayrson Heráclito and Cristóbal Lehyt.

Exhibition with the artists: Nadja Abt, Kader Attia, Gilles Aubry, Alvin Baltrop, Gabriel Barbi, Letícia Barreto, Coletivo Bonobando, Michael Buthe, Nathalie David, Claudia del Fierro, Virginia de Medeiros, Mestre Didi, Avril Forest, Alair Gomes, Renée Green, Philipp Gufler, Ayrson Heráclito, Isaac Julien, Euridice Zaituna Kala, Kippenberger und Akim S. aus 44, Friedl Kubelka, Pedro Lemebel, Cristóbal Lehyt, Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi, Leonore Mau, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Michaela Melián, Mario Navarro, Richard Oelze, Pan African Space Station, Lil Picard, André Pierre, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Daniel Richter, Thierno Seydou Sall, Pap Samb (Papisto Boy), Pierre Verger, James Van Der Zee

A publication will be released for the opening by Sternberg Press (in German and English) with essays by Rosa Eidelpes, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Dirck Linck, David Simo, Yesomi Umolu and many others.

The opening will be accompanied by a conference on Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19. In his writing and his life, Hubert Fichte strove for a specific type of openness. What bodies, institutions and narratives facilitate this opening? International authors, artists and curators will discuss export and appropriation, trance and knowledge, ethnology and aesthetic colonialism – accompanied by Hubert Fichte and Leonore Mau’s photographic films including Der Tag eines unständigen Hafenarbeiters (1966) and Zwei mal 45 Bilder/Sätze über Agadir (1971).
With Jan-Frederik Bandel, Renée Green, Ayrson Heráclito, Karin Krauthausen, Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Amilcar Packer and many others

Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology is accompanied by an online journal: projectfichte.org

Love and Ethnology – The Colonial Dialectic of Sensitivity (after Hubert Fichte) in the framework of Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology, a cooperation between Goethe-Institut and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), supported by S. Fischer Stiftung and S. Fischer Verlag. Part of the long-term HKW project Kanon-Fragen, supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media due to a ruling of the German Bundestag.

Haus der Kulturen der Welt is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as well by the Federal Foreign Office.

Press contact
Anne Maier
Head of Press
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
+49 30 39787 153/196