until 18.08. | #2522ARTatBerlin | ifa-Galerie currently presents the exhibition SEEDS FOR FUTURE MEMORIES – Voicing the two ends of migration with artworks by Johanna Bramble, Aliou (Badou) Diack, Juan Pablo Macías, Fabrice Monteiro, Mario Pfeifer, Judith Raum and Lerato Shadi.
Two years ago, the artists’ residencies at Villa Romana, Florence and the Thread in Sinthian, south-east Senegal, began a cooperative project on the migration route between Africa and Europe. The fundamental idea of the project was to examine the lack of common narratives at the two end points of migrational flux. Last year, 13 artists from Benin, Cameroon, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico and Senegal travelled to and carried out research in Sinthian and Florence.
What is the rationale behind this lack of communication and the asymmetrical relationship between the two continents? How can artists acquire, reflect on and interpret these narratives?
The Tambacounda region, in which Sinthian is located, has the highest rate of migration in West Africa and is a crossing point on the route that passes into Mali and Libya. For many years, tens of thousands of people of Moroccan, Senegalese and Nigerian descent have lived in Tuscany. Italy’s African diaspora also includes the more than 300,000 migrants who have arrived in the country in recent years. Many of them had a different idea of what awaited them in Europe.
The works created during these reciprocal visits in 2018 are now being shown in a three-part exhibition at ifa Gallery Berlin, ACUD MACHT NEU and FREIRAUM in der Box. They deal with the devastating effects of colonialism and capitalism, centuries of racist exclusion, and with traditions and knowledge that oppose ongoing unilateral assertions and promote friendship and mutual exchange.
Eröffnung: Donnerstag 11. Juli 2019, 19 Uhr
Ausstellungsdaten: Freitag, 12. Juli bis Sonntag, 18. August 2019Zur ifa-galerie
FREIRAUM in der Box, Boxhagener Straße 96 (in the courtyard), 10245 Berlin
Opening: Wednesday, 10. July 2019, 7pm
11. July – 17. August 2019
Wednesday – Saturday 2 – 6 pm
Artists: Johanna Bramble, Aliou (Badou) Diack, Juan Pablo Macías, Fabrice Monteiro, Mario Pfeifer, Judith Raum, Lerato Shadi
ACUD MACHT NEU, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin
Opening: Friday, 12. July 2019, 6 pm
13. July – 3. August 2019
Thursday – Saturday 2 – 7 pm
Artists: Leone Contini, Fabrice Monteiro, Patrick Joel Tatcheda Yonkeu
Exhibition SEEDS FOR FUTURE MEMORIES – ifa-Galerie Berlin – Contemporary Art – Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin