SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
19 May 2018 - 24 Jun 2018

Olu Oguibe. 1996. ‘Imaginary Homes, Imagined Loyalties: A Brief Reflection on the Uncertainty of Geographies’ in Interzones: A Work in Progresseds. O. Zaya and A. Michelsen, Tabapress, Copenhagen.
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WHOSE LAND HAVE I LIT ON NOW? Contemplations on the Notions of Hostipitality unfolds through an exhibition, performances, lectures, film screenings and other time-based experiences to deliberate on concepts of hospitality and the triggers of hostility in hospitality. Much is happening today that calls for a reflection on hospitality in Germany, in Europe, and in the world at large.

While departing from the national context of Germany, and taking Derrida’s notion of “hostipitality” – that is the presence of hostility in all hospitality and hosting – as a point of commencement, the project is not limited in geography, history, philosophy nor culture to these origins, but rather addresses concepts of hospitality in a global context. By inviting, and being host to, artists, curators, musicians and other thinkers to reflect on the various thought and lived concepts of hospitality, the project creates a space for exchange, mutual respect and learning to pose questions that might instigate further thoughts.

This project gathers 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, a collaborative project that investigates conflict and models for intercultural dialogue co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. 4Cs was developed amongst the following partners: Faculdade de Ciências Humanas Universidade Católica Portuguesa FCH|UCP (PT), Tensta Konsthall (SE), SAVVY Contemporary (DE), Royal College of Art (UK), Fundació Antoni Tàpies (ES), Vilnius Academy of Arts (LT), Museet for Samtidskunst (DK) and ENSAD (FR).

With Abbas Akhavan, Meriç Algün, Mounira Al Solh, Steeve Bauras, Deanna Bowen, Márcio Carvalho with Ali Al-Fatlawi, Wathiq Al-Ameri and Christian Etongo, Banu Cennetoğlu, Stephanie Comilang, Victor Ehikhamenor, Antje Engelmann, Louis Henderson, Eva Leitolf, Doris Maninger, Sabelo Mlangeni, Emeka Okereke, Neda Saeedi, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ming Wong, Tinofireyi Zhou


Curator: Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

Co-Curators: Elena Agudio and Denise Ryner


Exhibition: 19.05.-24.06.2017


01.06.2018: INVOCATION I
CARESSING THE PHANTOM LIMB: ‘Heimat’ –Progression, Regression, Stagnation? 9 pm.

With Arjun Appadurai, Bilgin Ayata, Margarita Tsomou, Vassilis Tsianos and Njamy Sitson


08.–10.06.2018: INVOCATION II

With Ulf Aminde, Mohamed Amjahid, Sepake Angiama and Clare Butcher (aneducation), Ibrahim Aslan, Nacera Belaza, Seloua Luste Boulbina, Canoafolk, Joshua Chambers-Letson, Jacques Coursil, Lynnée Denise, Jihan El-Tahri, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Heidrun Friese, Marque Gilmore, Niklas Maak, Lionel Manga, Naeem Mohaiemen, Negros Tou Moria, Peter Morin, Robert Nichols, Kettly Noël, Massimo Perinelli, Miral Şahin, Nahed Samour, Miram Schickler, Lerato Shadi, Farkhondeh Shahroudi, Safiya Sinclair, Tania Willard, Aaron Wilson


SAVVY Contemporary
Silent green Kulturquartier
Gerichtstraße 35,13347 Berlin

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