Kuratorisches Projekt

• Mon 15 05 – Fri 02 06 2023 •
The Entire Story Starts Where Connections and exclusions of translocal positions

Between May 15 and July 2, 2023, exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, lecture-performances and roundtable discussions on the relationship between connections and exclusions of global networks will take place at various locations in Cologne.

In globalized networks, the ability to join groups and systems, along with their logics, is considered an essential prerequisite for participation. The curatorial project The Entire Story Starts Where, on the other hand, is interested in deviant practices that temporarily and strategically connect to media, economic, political, scientific, social, and cultural networks, but at the same time step out of them, subvert them, and thereby produce self-determined exclusions. The project inquires into the alternative, deviant spaces and networks that emerge in this way, focusing on the frictions, conflicts, and ruptures that accompany the violations of common practices of networking. What are possible consequences for the actors concerned? And what potential for shaping future lifeworlds can emerge as a result of new translocal connections?

The projects explore how the colonial continuities of a Western-influenced capitalist plantation logic are subverted by an agricultural cooperative in Mali (Raphaël Grisey & Bouba Touré), how the marginalized spaces of Muslim presence are animated in post-migrant societies (Asma Aiad), how the fragile utopias of southern global alliances flare up in a historical moment, only to break down thereafter due to their internal and external resistances (Naeem Mohaiemen), or how new mobilities thwart colonially constructed urban spaces, using the example of Dakar/Senegal (Kàddu Yaraax). Conceived by members of the DFG Graduiertenkolleg anschliessen – ausschliessen. Cultural Practices Beyond Global Networking: Aminata Estelle Diouf, Carolin Höfler, Sandra Kurfürst, Simon Meienberg, Nina Möntmann, Simone Pfeifer and Agnes Stillger.

With Asma Aiad, Raphaël Grisey, Olivier Marbeouf, Naeem Mohaiemen, Eszter Szakács, Bouba Touré as well as Mouhamadou Diol and Leity Kane from the group Kàddu Yaraax.

In cooperation with Akademie der Künste der Welt/ADKDW, Filmhaus Köln, GLASMOOG, Zwischennutzung Ebertplatz der Stadt Köln, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Temporary Gallery.