• Fri 18 03 – Fri 24 06 2016 •
Africa Waterfront Party Peter Güllenstern & Jürgen Stollhans


Peter Güllenstern and Jürgen Stollhans’s new exhibition explores Cologne’s Mülheimer Hafen as a microcosm of urban transformation, using a combination of non-narrative fiction film and collage. In their work, the site is visited by the imaginary character Lucius Okeh, whose symbolic actions suggest that he might be the catalyst for new forms of urban colonization. The Mülheimer Hafen is a space already profoundly shaped by the coexistence of modernism and colonial representation: the famous Werkbund Exhibition held across the river in 1914 included a human zoo with a Congolese Village. Likewise, the Pressa exhibition of 1928 featured a “special colonial exhibit” alongside El Lissitsky’s Soviet pavilion—whose horizontal skyscraper concept was later appropriated in the neoliberal redevelopment of the neighboring harbor zone. It is this history of associations that Güllenstern and Stollhans explore in their DIY faux-documentary infographics. 

Opening hours: Wed-Fri 14:00–19:00
Sat/Sun 13:00–18:00

Venue: ACADEMYSPACE, Herwarthstraße 3, 50672 Cologne
Free admission

Fri 18 3 2016 / 19:00
Exhibition opening

Sun 10 4 / Sun 22 5 / 16:00
Guided tours through the exhibition

Fri 1 4 2016 / 19:00
Just Get Rid of Those Parakeets, Will You! The Urban Masterplan. Chapter 3
Lecture performance