Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig
This project showcases the work of the Rwandan philosopher and artist Christian Nyampeta. In cooperation with distinguished experts in Leipzig, Frankfurt, Cologne and Kigali (Rwanda), the GfzK investigates how Nyampeta’s artistic strategies have contributed to the decolonisation process within cultural institutions and what new forms of interdisciplinary collaboration can be established at the intersect of art and philosophy. The exhibition at the GfzK represents the core of the project, for which the artist is developing a large-scale, site-specific installation. The exhibition includes films which are being developed and filmed on location inside museum archives in Leipzig, Frankfurt and Cologne. It will be augmented by the “École du Soir”, a jointly developed public programme to which Nyampeta will invite artists and theorists to Leipzig to discuss various issues of post-colonialism, among other topics, as part of a preparatory summer school. A site-specific variation of the Leipzig exhibition will subsequently be shown in Kigali. In Germany, the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum will develop a film programme, while the Goethe University in Frankfurt will organise a symposium on postcolonial perspectives in philosophy. The project includes the first-ever publication of a catalogue raisonné of the artist’s works.
Artistic director: Vera Lauf
Participants: Christian Nyampeta mit Marie Clémentine Dusabejambo, Jeanette Ehrmann, Arlette-Louise Ndakoze, Isaïe Nzeyimana, Kivu Ruhorahoza, Martin Saar, Kaneza Schaal, Amelia Umruhire, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa and others