Guest Contributor | May 17, 2019 | 0
Future Africa Vision in Time to hold exhibition at the Goethe-Institut
The Goethe-Institut Namibia will open its doors to the Future Africa Vision in Time (FAVT) exhibition which explores visions of the future transpiring from Africa and its diasporas on 23 January at 18:00.
The exhibition will run until 16 February and will include Walk Abouts with curator and artists from 24 to 26 January plus a performance on 26 January 2018 and a workshop on 27 January, which will be open to the public and free of charge.
The exhibition and concept of FAVT aims to bring together artist, activists and academics for various installations, performances, discussions and workshops on this discourse.
“The artists from around the world including Africa and African Diaspora are answering questions such as how do we envision future, how do we position ourselves in time and is future a verb as in a performance or something we do and not a noun,” said Aino Moongo, curator of FAVT. Moongo added that the exhibition is part of a process in which the concept of afrofuturism is discussed.
The exhibition will show works of Emeka Alams, Philipp Khabo Koepsell, Lara Sophie Milagro, Zohra Opoku, Kae Sun, Simon Rittmeier Delio Jasse, Syowia Kiambi Ingrid laFleur and Rui Assubuji Ochim von Oppen.
Nadine Siegert who is also a curator for FAVT said the exhibition is important as a practice of curating and exhibition making in the sense that it is oriented towards process and relation instead of providing fixed curatorial statements. “It makes us really happy that new artists, voices and images come into play that become part of the FAVT networks,” she concluded.