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And the Future of Re-Invention 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.

Download: Press kit