SUPER DEMOCRACY - The Senate of Things

Three cultural institutions enter into a dialogue with the Belgian Senate during the exhibition SUPERDEMOCRACY, which is on display throughout October. BPS22 in Charleroi, BOZAR in Brussels and M HKA in Antwerp provide a cultural dimension to the Senate’s current issues.

1.10.2017 - 31.10.2017

Superdemocracy – The Senate of Things

Vanobberghen mhka image: (c) M HKA, Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Donation Friends of M HKA
Tracing Cheikh Anta Diop , 2014
Photography , 150 x 100 cm
digital print on aluminium foil mounted on dibond

In her research into Cheikh Anta Diop, one of the founders of Pan-Africanism, Vanessa Van Obberghen puts the emphasis on the various roles he fulfilled: scientist, philosopher, anthropologist, linguist and politician. With Tracing Cheikh Anta Diop, the artist translates her own personal vision of this documentary history into an image. Inspired by Cheikh Anta Diop's fascination for genetics and DNA, she uses an Asiatic model to address stereotypical thinking with regards to Africa's post-colonial history.