Edited by Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc
Published by Edition B42
326 pages, 15 x 22 cm
English / French
Price: 122 lei
In his contribution for the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2014), Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc takes as a departure point the ethnographic and entomologic collections that his grandfather gathered in Gabon and French Guyana in 1931 while working as a health officer. Such practice inevitably raises questions about the ways in which modern scientific knowledge was closely tied to and facilitated by colonialism. This book, based on a series of discursive events organised in the framework of Abonnenc’s project, fosters and continues critical conversations between artists, researchers, activists, and theorists. With contributions by Lotte Arndt, Catalina Lozano, and others.
With contributions by Mathieu Abonnenc, Lotte Arndt, Julien Bondaz, Candice Lin, Françoise Vergès, Sammy Baloji, Phillip Van den Bossche, Patricia Van Schuylenbergh, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Eduardo Abaroa, Spyros Papapetros, Catalina Lozano, Hanne Loreck, Pauline M’barek, Ricardo Roque, Pratchaya Phinthong, Britta Lange.