An Age of Our Own Making. Edited by Solvej Helweg Ovesen & Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung




An Age of Our Own Making
Edited by Solvej Helweg Ovesen & Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
176 pages
73 illustrations
230 x 310 mm
Soft cover, thread bound
English / Danish
Anja Lutz // Book Design, Corinna Northe
The Green Box, Berlin 2016
ISBN 978-3-941644-87-8
EUR 19,00

An Age of Our Own Making: Solvej Helweg Ovesen & Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

An Age of Our Own Making is a reader published in relation to the exhibition of the same title in Denmark edited by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Solvej Helweg Ovesen. The exhibition invites viewers to reflect on how we want to co-exist in this world, both with the human and non-human species — beyond current tendencies of overprotection and unsustainable privileges.

The reader features texts by Dipesh Chakrabarty, Vyjayanthi Rao, Henrik Vigh, AbdouMaliq Simone, Roberto Esposito and Jane Bennett. It takes up the challenge to investigate some of the characteristics that make up an age defined by humanity and is subdivided into three main reflection trajectories: the redefinition of materials in an ecological and postcolonial context; the concept of over-protection (in contradistinction to migration) inherent to the sovereignty of the nation state; and finally the entrepreneurial enactment of citizenship.
Participating artists in the exhibition: Reflection I: Ibrahim Mahama, Eko Prawoto, Sammy Baloji, Ehsan Ul Haq, Angela Melitopoulos & Angela Anderson, Georges Adéagbo, Jems Robert Koko Bi, Julie Djikey, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Misheck Masamvu, Hamed Ouattara, Reflection II: Athi-Patra Ruga, Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Ato Malinda, Aman Mojadidi, Mwangi Hutter, Amy Lee Sanford, Moe Satt, Urnamo, Nathalie Bikoro, Harold Offeh. Reflection III: Moshekwa Langa, Ibrahim Mahama, Kamal Aljafari, Tita Salina & Irwan Ahmett.

EXHIBITION Reflection III, Kunsthal Charlottenburg, Copenhagen, until 15 January 2017.

BOOK PRESENTATION Wednesday 9 November 2016, 3–5 pm, Kunsthal Charlottenburg event, Copenhagen. With lectures of the curators Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung & Solvej Helweg Ovesen and the Anthropologist Henrik Erdman Vigh. Followed by drinks.

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