STADT/BILD.XENOPOLIS

As the curator of the trailblazing exhibition “Africa Remix” (2004), Simon Njami has fundamentally changed our perception of contemporary African art. The author and curator, who lives in Paris, created a “labyrinth of perceptions” at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle. “Xenopolis” explores myriad facts of cities. An idea propounded by Roland Barthes was the point of departure for the project. The French philosopher postulated that the city speaks to its residents, than it can be read like a discursive text, has its own distinct language. For their part, the residents communicate with their city and change its language.

Gallery
Loris Cecchini
Monologue Patterns, 2005/15
Mixed Media
Ausstellungsansicht 2009, Centro
Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci,
Prato, Italien
Leihgabe Galleria
Continua, San Gimignano
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015, Foto: Loris Cecchini
Upcoming events
  • Artists’ Talk
    07.10.2015, 7 p.m.

    Simon Njami in conversation with Laurence Bonvin, Theo Eshetu, Mwangi Hutter, and Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag

  • CitySenses
    04.11.2015, 7 p.m.

    See, smell, taste, hear, and touch the city! In cooperation with the Alfred Herrhausen Society

Gallery
Loris Cecchini
Monologue Patterns, 2005/15
Mixed Media
Ausstellungsansicht 2009, Centro
Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci,
Prato, Italien
Leihgabe Galleria
Continua, San Gimignano
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015, Foto: Loris Cecchini