Crossing the World Color Line

Centre Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou
75004 Paris, France

Opening /
03. March 2020
18:00 - 21:00

Public Open /
04. March - 18. May 2020
From Wed to Mon 11:00 - 21:00

Artist Talk /
Le Mensuel #3
04. March 2020
19:00 - 20:30

Artists /
François-Xavier Gbré
Anawana Haloba 
Wang Bing
Marie Voignier
Musquiqui Chiying  (in cooperation with Elom 20ce and Gregor Kasper)
Kiluanji Kia Henda
Cui Jie

Curated by
Alicia Knock and Yung Ma

Should the China-Africa connection be seen as a form of total emancipation from colonialism or as the expression of a new relationship based on domination? The China – Africa exhibition examines the real and imaginary spaces resulting from this dialogue, which were first constructed within a framework of Marxist ideology and colonial and then decolonial history. It is an implicit interrogation of Western history.

At the turn of the 20th century, W. E. B. DuBois, the pan-Africanist American thinker, advocated the idea whereby the Asian world could trace the pathway for worldwide racial emancipation. The last century was shaped by the progressive establishment of a link, in certain cases a community of political, ideological and then largely economic interest, between China and Africa. This Afro-Asian meeting of two "Southern" zones liberated representation systems from both the colonial and Western framework, and asserted a common need for a change of focus. What new realities emerged from this transcultural encounter? What mobilities, what cities, what communities? What Utopian or dystopian projections came to light?

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