Conversation 18.11.2019 19:00
with Antoinette Yetunde Oni & Sada Malumfashi with Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock
Spontaneous invitations are the best! Towards the end of their time in residency in Berlin, we would like to invite you for a small, informal gathering and conversation about urban centers:
Antoinette Yetunde Oni who was invited this year to the residency program in collaboration with The Goethe Institute Nigeria, ZK/U and Galerie Wedding, will introduce us to her work, research and current exhibition at Galerie Wedding. She will share with us her research about urban centres and their role in the climate crisis and how diaspora and communities of colour can be centered in this ongoing conversation. Also, the double consciousness and double labour experienced within diaspora communities surrounding climate change and its effects. Sada Malumfashi is a gifted storyteller who already visited us in the past, his current residency in the reporters without boarders programme is a welcomed occasion to invite him to this open conversation about cities, scarcity, architecture of oppression and labour.
Antoinette Yetunde Oni was born in 1994 in London before moving to Lagos, Nigeria. Her work narrates fictitious futuristic landscapes and architectural interventions that explore solutions to environmental concerns in the Global South. Her exploration of West African topography began during her time as an NGO representative at the United Nations where she advocated for rural women’s land rights in Ghana and Nigeria. In addition to her work as an artist, advocate and architectural designer, she is currently an artist-in-resident at the Zentrum fur Kunst und Urbanistic in collaboration with SAVVY Contemporary, Galerie Wedding and the Goethe Institut Nigeria.
Antoinette holds a BA (honours) in Architecture from the Manchester School of Architecture.
Sada Malumfashi is a writer and freelance journalist living in Kaduna, Nigeria and an awardee of the 2018 Gothe Institut/Sylt Foundation Writing Residency in Germany and a 2019 Fellow of Reporters Without Borders Germany. He is the Founder of the literary arts collective, Open Arts and his writings have appeared in Transition Magazine, New Orleans Review, Bamako Recontres, The Africa Report and Bakwa Magazine amongst others.
Lagos–Berlin is a residency programme for young artists and curators from Berlin and Lagos initiated by the Goethe-Institut Lagos in cooperation with the Department for Art and Culture Berlin-Mitte, Galerie Wedding – Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst, ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, SAVVY Contemporary and Arthouse Foundation Lagos.
The talk is supported by Archive Außer Sich, a project of Arsenal–Institute for Film and Video Art in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) as part of The New Alphabet, a HKW project supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media due to a ruling of the German Bundestag.