Kunsthalle Bern
21 October – 5 December 2010

The Idea of Africa is the title of a book by the Congolese philosopher Valentin Yves Mudimbe, published in 1994, which shows how the way we conceive of Africa can still be traced back to the ideology of the Western colonial powers. The exhibition-project at Kunsthalle Bern is initially prompted by the need to critically revisit this “idea” after the celebration of the 50th year of independence for 17 African countries.

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