Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Curators: Diedrich Diederichsen, Anselm Franke


Love and Ethnology at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin inquires into the historical context of Fichte’s poetic and ethnographic travel literature from the 1970s and 80s in relation to major global contemporary fault lines as well as local histories, queer discourses and post-colonial thinking. The project also tests the critical impact of Fichte’s sexual politics and methodology. The exhibition probes Fichte’s assertion that Afro-diasporic cultures and arts calibration of autonomy and heteronomy puts them at the forefront of the modern arts. Geographically, Fichte conceived his inquiries along the lines of what Paul Gilroy later termed the Black Atlantic. For Love and Ethnology in Berlin, elements and results of the preceding stations will be brought together with additional works and new commissions.

26/10/2017  Editors  Berlin

In 2019 an exhibition curated by artistic directors Diedrich Diederichsen and Anselm Franke will take place at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, which will take up the themes and stances of the six preceding project stations and explore their historical and current connections. More…

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