The Short Century

Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa

18 May 01 - 29 July 01

An exhibition by Okwui Enwezor in cooperation with the Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, and the House of World Cultures, Berlin The Short Century describes the impact of independence and liberation movements on the African continent between 1945 and 1994 on the visual arts, literature, film, photography, music, and architecture. Its interdisciplinary strategy aims to provide as comprehensive a view as possible. The guiding principle behind the exhibition (and the publication accompanying it) is the "archive" and, in the words of Okwui Enwezor, its "insistent and forensic will to recollect and interpret history."

participating artists:

Adéagbo, Georges

Alexander, Jane, (portrait in german)

Alexander, Jane

Amer, Ghada

Bamgboyé, Oladélé Ajiboyé

Beier, Georgina, (portrait in german)

Beier, Georgina

Boghossian, Alexander Skunder, (portrait in german)

Boghossian, Alexander Skunder

Boshoff, Willem, (portrait in german)

Boshoff, Willem

Bouabré, Frédéric Bruly

Bouabré, Frédéric Bruly, (portrait in german)

Cherkaoui, Ahmed, (portrait in german)

Cherkaoui, Ahmed

Egonu, Uzo, (portrait in german)

Egonu, Uzo

El-Salahi, Ibrahim

Enwezor, Okwui

Enwonwu, Benedict Chukwukadibia

Feni, Dumile, (portrait in german)

Feni, Dumile

Geers, Kendell

Isek Kingelez, Bodys, (portrait in german)

Isek Kingelez, Bodys

Jantjes, Gavin, (portrait in german)

Jantjes, Gavin

Kaswende, (portrait in german)


Keïta, Seydou

Kentridge, William, (portrait in german)

Kentridge, William

Kumalo, Sydney, (portrait in german)

Kumalo, Sydney

Langa, Moshekwa Mokwena

Langa, Moshekwa Mokwena, (portrait in german)

Lattier, Christian

Lattier, Christian, (portrait in german)

Mancoba, Ernest

Mancoba, Ernest, (portrait in german)

Matulu, Tshibumba Kanda

Mthethwa, Zwelethu

Mthethwa, Zwelethu, (portrait in german)

Muafangejo, John Ndevasia, (portrait in german)

Muafangejo, John Ndevasia

Mukarobgwa, Thomas

Nour, Amir

Nour, Amir, (portrait in german)

Nwoko, Demas, (portrait in german)

Nwoko, Demas

Olé, Antonio, (portrait in german)

Olé, Antonio

Osawe, Ben

Osawe, Ben, (portrait in german)


Peck, Raoul

Peck, Raoul, (portrait in german)

Riboud, Marc

Riboud, Marc, (portrait in german)

Sekoto, Gerard, (portrait in german)

Sekoto, Gerard

Sidibé, Malick, (portrait in german)

Sidibé, Malick

Skotnes, Cecil, (portrait in german)

Skotnes, Cecil

Twins Seven Seven

Williamson, Sue

Williamson, Sue, (portrait in german)