Venue Kulturort Depot, Immermannstraße 29, Dortmund
How can the African continent be described and made visible today? A continent that is everywhere and nowhere at the same time? The exhibition "POINT OF..." is dedicated to this question, detached from traditional patterns of representation, photographic conventions and Western-influenced visual habits.
To this end, the two curators Marie Köhler and Cate Lartey have created a space in which the works of seven international photographers can be seen.
As an exhibition and discussion space, "POINT OF..." encourages the audience to discover new perspectives, forms and stories. The exhibition does not present any conclusive answers to the question about an extremely diverse continent, but sees itself as a process that thrives on shared exchange.
"POINT OF..." shows positions of artists who do not present themselves to society in a single linear framework.
Through the arts, a sense of humour can be discovered, anger can be felt and stories can be looked at anew. Let's break down the global dominance of the North and create a new visibility for multidiverse perspectives.
Photographers: Zainab Abelque, Bènedikta Bibuku, Calvin Hein, Puleng Mongale, Kevin Kwabia, Naafia Naahemaa, Meklit Fekadu Tsige
Curators: Cate Lartey and Marie Köhler
The exhibition design was realised in close cooperation with the curators by a team of scenography students from the MA programme "Scenography and Communication" of the Department of Design at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund.
Opening: THUR 01.06.2023 at 19:00
Location: Kulturort Depot (Mittelhalle), Immermannstraße 29, 44147 Dortmund
Guided tours with the curators and participants:
SUN 04.06.2023 at 13:00
THUR 08.06.2023 at 15:00
SUN 11.06.2023 at 15:00
SUN 25.06.2023 at 15:00
Presentation and panel discussion: SUN 04.06.2023 from 15:00 Uhr: Die Irritation des Blickes // Die Dekonstruktion westlicher Gestaltungsparameter
Free admission to exhibition, guided tours & supporting programme. No registration necessary.
02.06. - 25.06.23
TUE - FRI 15:00 - 20:00
SAT - SUN 11:00 - 18:00
Public Holiday 08.06.2023 regularly opened
The exhibition is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Innenstadt-Nord District Council of the City of Dortmund.