Abu Bakarr Mansaray
Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention
HMKV Hartware Medien Kunst Verein, Dortmund, Germany
October, 21, 2017 - April, 22, 2018
With Abu Bakarr Mansaray
Curated by Inke Arns and Fabian Saavedra-Lara
This exhibition puts Afrofuturism in dialogue with alternative technological solutions and imaginations. The speculative narratives unfolding in the artworks on display are confronted with actual inventions from maker scenes in different African countries. This creates a double shift of perspective: While the artworks project decidedly African and diasporic sci-fi visions, the real devices appear as evidence of a technological development that is already underway. The exhibition thus presents Africa as a continent of technological innovation.
The exhibition features 20 international artistic positions and 12 tech projects from the maker scenes in various countries of Africa.
Exhibition Views : „Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention“ (21.10.2017 - 22.04.2018), HMKV at Dortmunder U, Germany / Photos: Hannes Woidich.