Forging common ground: we must address the colonial genocide of the past in order to build a future based on new ways of seeing, understanding and speaking.
Knowledge and education are powerful tools that can be used to aid liberation or force dominion. Leopold II’s educative approach was to chop off the hands of those who resisted colonial rule.
This exhibition by Guy Woueté – two works forming an installation – is essentially an attempt to forge a link between the past and the present. For Woueté, the importance of this elusive link, this common ground, cannot be underestimated; it is the prerequisite for new, shared ways of seeing, understanding and speaking. Without this shared understanding, we are bound to perpetuate the destructive systems that we are only now starting to fully acknowledge.
In collaboration with De Brakke Grond and its Fine Art programmer Wytske Visser.
From 4 April to 30 May 2020
Wed–Sat from 12:00-18:00
Opening Friday 3 April, 2020, 18:00-22:00