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

Beier, Georgina, (portrait in german)

Boghossian, Alexander Skunder, (portrait in german)

Boghossian, Alexander Skunder

Boshoff, Willem, (portrait in german)

Boshoff, Willem

Bouabré, Frédéric Bruly, (portrait in german)

Bouabré, Frédéric Bruly

Cherkaoui, Ahmed, (portrait in german)

Cherkaoui, Ahmed

Egonu, Uzo

Egonu, Uzo, (portrait in german)

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

Jantjes, Gavin, (portrait in german)

Kaswende, (portrait in german)


Keïta, Seydou

Kentridge, William

Kentridge, William, (portrait in german)

Kumalo, Sydney, (portrait in german)

Kumalo, Sydney

Langa, Moshekwa Mokwena, (portrait in german)

Langa, Moshekwa Mokwena

Lattier, Christian, (portrait in german)

Lattier, Christian

Mancoba, Ernest, (portrait in german)

Mancoba, Ernest

Matulu, Tshibumba Kanda

Mthethwa, Zwelethu, (portrait in german)

Mthethwa, Zwelethu

Muafangejo, John Ndevasia

Muafangejo, John Ndevasia, (portrait in german)

Mukarobgwa, Thomas

Nour, Amir, (portrait in german)

Nour, Amir

Nwoko, Demas, (portrait in german)

Nwoko, Demas

Olé, Antonio

Olé, Antonio, (portrait in german)

Osawe, Ben, (portrait in german)

Osawe, Ben


Peck, Raoul, (portrait in german)

Peck, Raoul

Riboud, Marc, (portrait in german)

Riboud, Marc

Sekoto, Gerard, (portrait in german)

Sekoto, Gerard

Sidibé, Malick

Sidibé, Malick, (portrait in german)

Skotnes, Cecil

Skotnes, Cecil, (portrait in german)

Twins Seven Seven

Williamson, Sue, (portrait in german)

Williamson, Sue