Guided Tour

• Sun 11 06 2023 / 2 pm •
"MY LIFE BEGAN SEVERAL CENTURIES AGO" An Ecosystem of Circulating Images


The curators Aminata Estelle Diouf and Agnes Stillger are giving a tour of the exhibition.

With the exhibition "My Life Began Several Centuries Ago", photographer and filmmaker Bouba Touré, together with artist Raphaël Grisey, addresses the question of how decolonial ecologies can be uncovered and made collectively fruitful.

The exhibition, on view at the ADKDW Studio until 02 07, represents part of Bouba Touré and Raphaël Grisey's joint research and archive project. Titled Sowing Somankidi Coura. A Generative Archive, they create a hybrid and living ecosystem of images that brings to light the interconnections between the battlefields of Verdun, the precarious dormitories of African migrant workers in Paris, and the Malian village of Somankidi Coura.

Visitors have the chance to discuss the exhibition material in depth and in direct exchange together with the curators.

Sun 11 06 2023 | 2pm
ADKDW Studio, Herwarthstraße 3, 50672 Cologne
Free entry

Fri 23 06 2023 | 6pm
ADKDW Studio, Herwarthstraße 3, 50672 Cologne
Free entry

© Katja Illner

This exhibition is a cooperation of the DFG Research Training Group "connecting – excluding" Cultural Dynamics Beyond Globalized Networks and the Academy of the Arts of the World (Akademie der Künste der Welt, ADKDW) with African Futures Cologne. Funded by the German Research Foundation.