Beyond the Black Atlantic

Sandra Mujinga, Paulo Nazareth, Tschabalala Self, Kemang Wa Lehulere

Beyond the Black Atlantic Sandra Mujinga, Paulo Nazareth, Tschabalala Self, Kemang Wa Lehulere
15.2.
26.4.2020
Kunstverein Hannover

A groundswell of complex events around the globe have made discussion surrounding the Western Eurocentric, often prejudiced notion of »Blackness« even more relevant and controversial in recent years. Social conflicts in Western societies that were long thought to have been overcome — such as those in the United States, for example — have sparked new awareness among members of the Black community and simultaneously brought the idea of a global, polyphonic Black culture (the »Black Atlantic«) to the fore. Coined in the mid-1990s by British sociologist Paul Gilroy, the term »Black Atlantic« advances the idea of a “Black consciousness” that continually absorbs and modifies elements of white Western society even as it bears the heavy legacy of slavery. These ongoing intercultural processes have given rise to new, unique forms of Black cultural expression. Coming to terms with one’s own cultural heritage at pace with the times is also reflected in the work of a young generation of artists who have adopted this new (self-)perception of Black people.

The works of invited artists Sandra Mujinga (b. 1989, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo), Paulo Nazareth (b. 1977, Governador Valadares, Brazil), Tschabalala Self (b. 1990, New York City, USA) and Kemang Wa Lehulere (b. 1984, Cape Town, South Africa) grapple with aspects of gender, skin color, descent and sexual orientation in their respective home countries. At the same time, they themselves act as direct agents in and witnesses to changing societal views of the Black community.

10.00–15.00
CANCELED: Easter Holiday Workshop
create // for children from 8 to 12 years of age / Mo. 30.03. – Fr. 03.04.2020

Create-Easter Holiday Workshop at Kunstverein
10 Am – 3 Pm
Participation incl. material costsand lunch:
25 € per participant*in
Registration until 23 March of 2020 to
vermittlung@kunstverein-hannover.de
Phone: +49(0)511 1699 278-17

12.30–13.00
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

Brief tour through the exhibition »Beyond the Black Atlantic« (30 minutes) afterwords by soup of Kösters hausgemachte Köstlichkeiten.

19.00–20.00
Curator´s Tour

Guided tour through our current exhibition »Beyond the Black Atlantic« with Sergey Harutoonian (Curator).

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15.00–18.00
Open Space

The workshop in the middle of the exhibition for all age groups. Thematically linked to the exhibition, other artistic techniques are offered on a weekly basis.

No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee of 3 €.

more information

12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children
Findings // for children aged 5-8 years

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

For more information and dates

15.00–16.00
Guided tour on Sunday

Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibition »Beyond the Black Atlantic«.

12.30–13.00
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

Brief tour through the exhibition »Beyond the Black Atlantic« (30 minutes) afterwords by soup of Kösters Hausgemachte Köstlichkeiten.

19.00–22.00
Talk Series

»Manufacturers of reality«
with award of the Kunstverein Träger Till Wittwer

15.00–16.00
Holiday Guide Tour

Enjoy our holiday guided tour through the exhibition »Beyond the Black Atlantic«.

15.00–16.00
Guided tour on Sunday

Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibition »Beyond the Black Atlantic«.

15.00–16.00
Holiday Guide Tour

Enjoy our holiday guided tour through the exhibition »Beyond the Black Atlantic«.

Summer School

Conference of the Leibniz University of Hannover at the Kunstverein Hannover.
Tuesday 14.04. Institutional policy
19.00–20.30 Uhr Roundtable on »Beyond the Black Atlantic«
Wednesday 15.04. Cultural Heritage
19.00–20.30 Uhr Roundtable on exhibition »Voodoo« in Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum
Thursday 16.04. Cultural Heritage
16.00–17.30 Uhr Roundtable on »Cultural Heritage and Provenance research«
19.00–20.30 Uhr Lecture »Dak’Art 2020«
Saturday 18.04. Private collections and museum institutions
14.00–15.30 Uhr Roundtable on »Private collections and policy of exhibition«
16.30 –18.00 Uhr Lecture »African art in Germany«

19.00–20.30
Roundtable »Institutional policy«
Summer School: Anthropology and Contemporary Visual Arts from the Black Atlantic

Roundtable »Beyond the Black Atlantic« with Sergey Harutoonian (curator, Kunstverein Hannover) and Prof. Dr. Roberto Conduru (art historian, curator, SMU Meadows School of Arts)

12.30–13.00
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

Brief tour through the exhibition »Beyond the Black Atlantic« (30 minutes) afterwords by soup of Kösters Hausgemachte Köstlichkeiten.

19.00–20.30
Riundtable »Cultural Heritage«
Summer School: Anthropology and Contemporary Visual Arts from the Black Atlantic

Roundtable on the exhibition »Voodoo« in the Roemer- and Pelizaeus-Museum with David Frohnapfel (Post-Doc, FU Berlin), Oliver Gauert (Curator, Roemer- and Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim), Prof. Dr. Romuald Tchibozo (art historian, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, BJ), Dr. Sterlin Ulyse*e (Director, Institute d’Histoire de l’Art, UEH Port-au-Prince, HT) and *Barbara Prézeau-Stephenson (artist and art historian, Port-au-Prince, HT)

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16.00–17.30
Roundtable »Material Culture«
Summer School: Anthropology and Contemporary Visual Arts from the Black Atlantic

Roundtable »Material Culture and Provenance Research« with Dr. Claudia Andratschke (Curator, Landesmuseum Hannover) and Dr. Marcelo da Cunha (Director, Museum Afro-Brasileiro, Salvador da Bahia, BR)

19.00–20.30
Lecture »Material Culture«
Summer School: Anthropology and Contemporary Visual Arts from the Black Atlantic

Lecture »Dak’Art 2020« by El Hadji Malick Ndiaye (Curator, Théodore Monod Museum of African Art, Dakar/Senegal, and director of the Dakar Biennial 2020)

15.00–18.00
Open Space

The workshop in the middle of the exhibition for all age groups. Thematically linked to the exhibition, other artistic techniques are offered on a weekly basis.

No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee of 3 €.

more information

12.30–13.30
Art Diving Course for children
Clothes and other material // for children aged 5-8 years

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

For more information and dates

14.30–16.00
Art Diving Course for children
garment culture in the Uprising // For children aged 8-11 years

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

For more information and dates

16.30–18.00
Roundtable »Private collection and museum institutions«
Summer School: Anthropology and Contemporary Visual Arts from the Black Atlantic

Roundtable »Private Collection and Exhibition Policy« with, among others, Dr. Alexis von Poser (Deputy Director, Ethnological Museum and Museum of Asian Art of the National Museums in Berlin)

16.30–18.00
Lecture »Private collections and museum institutions«
Summer School: Anthropology and Contemporary Visual Arts from the Black Atlantic

Lecture »African Art in Germany« by Prof. Dr. Rumuald Tchibozo (art historian, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, BJ)

15.00–16.00
Guided tour on Sunday

Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibition »Beyond the Black Atlantic«.

12.30–13.00
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

Brief tour through the exhibition »Beyond the Black Atlantic« (30 minutes) afterwords by soup of Kösters Hausgemachte Köstlichkeiten.

19.00–22.00
Lecture by Dr. Yvette Mutumba and Julia Grosse

»Access all Areas: Approaches for an art magazine beyond the ‘global art hype‘«
A lecture by Dr. Yvette Mutumba and Julia Grosse (editors of “Contemporary And” online magazine on contemporary art practice, reflected from an African perspective

15.00–18.00
Open Space

The workshop in the middle of the exhibition for all age groups. Thematically linked to the exhibition, other artistic techniques are offered on a weekly basis.

No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee of 3 €.

more information

Kunststoff
Sound Mapping

Experience the exhibition in a completely new way with musical contributions selected by the artists.

15.00–16.00
Guided tour on Sunday

Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibition »Beyond the Black Atlantic«.

Tschabalala Self »Leotard«, 2019
Tschabalala Self »Leotard«, 2019
Paulo Nazareth Untitled (from Genocide in América series), 2015
Paulo Nazareth Untitled (from Genocide in América series), 2015
Kemang Wa Lehulere »Gladiolus«, 2016
Kemang Wa Lehulere »Gladiolus«, 2016
Sandra Mujinga »Nocturnal Kinship«, 2019
Sandra Mujinga »Nocturnal Kinship«, 2019