Talking Objects

Of Narrative Objects and Collection Narratives

July 7, 7 pm. A talk in the frame of the exhibition "La lumière qui fait la bonheur..." by Georges Adéagbo (28 March - 25 July 2021 at KINDL - Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin).

TALKING OBJECTS LAB is a series of events on the African continent and in Germany curated by Isabel Raabe and Dr. Mahret Ifeoma Kupka that explores the question of what knowledge can be today beyond European knowledge systems. Five thematic fields are foregrounded: decolonizing memory, decolonizing knowledge, the re-evaluation of objects from colonial contexts, empowerment through and opportunities for artistic perspectives, as well as questions about classical museum forms of preservation and presentation. In the livestreamed conversation, Azu Nwagbogu will introduce the Home Museum Lagos, which he co-founded, a private collection of photographs gathered through an Open Call as part of the LagosPhoto Festival. The discussion will revolve around the question of how collections can make objects tell a story. Whose story do the objects tell? What influence does a collection narrative have on the meaning of the singular object? And can this relationship be changed when collections are created in collective processes?



© Talking Objects. Of Narrative Objects and Collection Narratives. Conversation between Isabel Raabe, Mahret Kupka and Azu Nwagbogu at KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art. Talking Objects. Of Narrative Objects and Collection Narratives
© Georges Adéagbo. La lumière qui fait le bonheur… Installation view, KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin © Georges Adéagbo / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2021 Photo: Jens Ziehe, 2021