African Photography

Freitag, 16. Juni 2017, 20:00, Acud Macht Neu, Studio (1. Stock), Berlin
fluctuating images presents: 
Producing Narratives about African Photography
Publication Launch & Talk & African Music Videos:
– Publication Launch
1. Photography and Orality. Dialogues in Bamako, Dakar, and elsewhere 
2. C& and Aperture collaboration: special edition Platform Africa
– Talk with Aïcha Diallo (C&), Bärbel Küster and Clara Pacquet (Photography and Orality project): Producing Narratives about African Photography
– African music videos presented by Cornelia and Holger Lund (fluctuating images)


Ibrahima Thiam aus der Serie Portrait Vintage, 2015, Courtesy of the artist
Namsa Leuba, Huawua, 2015, from the series NGL, courtesy the artist and Art Twenity One, Lagos


Two new publications on photography from African perspectives will be launched in June 2017: an online interview project developed over the last few years with 17 photographers from Bamako and Dakar, as well as a special edition Platform Africa, profiling photographers, biennales, art spaces, and educational workshops, presented by Contemporary And (C&) in collaboration with Aperture magazine.

Bärbel Küster and Clara Pacquet from the Photography and Orality project and Aïcha Diallo, associate editor of C& will discuss their publications reflecting the diverse conversations on African photography over the last 20 years. The talk will lead to a broader discussion about the narratives, dialogues, and polyphonic presences of African photography and image-making today.

Cornelia and Holger Lund (fluctuating images) will complement the evening by giving an insight into their latest research on African music video. Playing with Afrofuturism, hyper-digital aesthetics, and allusions to African traditions the videos enter the global stage with a self-confident yet ironic attitude.

– Publication Launch:
1. Photography and Orality. Dialogues in Bamako, Dakar, and elsewhere
2. Special edition Platform Africa
More information:

An event by fluctuating images @ Acud.

 Photo of Akacha Sy by Omar Victor Diop

 Aicha Diallo, Bärbel Küster & Clara Paquet

Acud Macht Neu
Veteranenstraße 21
10119 Berlin Mitte
U8 Rosenthaler Platz

PARTNERS Photography and Orality:
Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Programm TURN
Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart

PARTNERS Platform Africa:
Aperture and C&