In this project highlighting its South African art collection, the Weltkulturen Museum teamed up with the Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg. The lecturer, curator and artist Gabi Ngcobo worked closely with the students and also produced new works of her own for the exhibition. To this end, she and the artist Sam Nlengethwa were invited to the “Weltkulturen Labor”, a laboratory of experimental and interdisciplinary research. From there, the artists explored the special history of the collection in the context of German-South African relations prior to the so-called “Global Turn” of 1989.
A bilingual publication accompanied the exhibition on its tour of selected venues in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Artistic directors: Yvette Mutumba (DE) and Gabi Ngcobo (ZA)
With: Farzana Badsha (ZA), Sam Nlengethwa (ZA), Ciraj Rassool (ZA) and Chad Codeiro, Michelle Monareng, Nathaniel Sheppard, Matselane Xhakaza (Wits School of Arts, ZA)