Maryam Jafri, Avalon (Videostill), 2011, HD-Video, Farbe, Ton, 10:40 min, In Auftrag gegeben von Picture This, Bristol, Courtesy die Künstlerin
Maryam Jafri, Grid #9: Global Village & Discovery Center (Detail), 2012, aus der Serie Global Slum (2012), Archivbild, Tintenstrahldruck, 20 x 30 cm, Courtesy die Künstlerin
Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, An Italian Film (Africa Addio) First Part: Copper (Videostill), 2012, HD-Video, Farbe, Ton, 26 min, Produziert von Pavilion, Leeds und École des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Courtesy Marcelle Alix, Paris
Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Motiv aus dem Inventar Afrikanischer Objekte der Sammlung Émile Abonnenc, 1931/1933, Moyen Ogoué, Gabon, 2013, Courtesy Marcelle Alix, Paris
From Pakistan and French Guyana
From February 9 to April 28, the Bielefelder Kunstverein is presenting two solo exhibitions: Backdrop, by Maryam Jafri, and Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc’s Kannibalen. Both artists investigate in the historical development of globalization and its current impact on our society.
Maryam Jafri, from Pakistan, works primarily with the media of video, photography, text and performance. She takes a research-based approach to her work that frequently results in extensive video and photo installations. In these works, Jafri combines specific temporal and cultural zones. In the process, she uses various narrative forms and consciously fictionalises documentary archive material.
In his works, French Guyana-born Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc researches into the history of colonial development, its effects on cultural identity and global contexts. Amongst others, he is very concerned to engage with film history and the decolonisation of African states in the 1960s. In all his videos, photographs, drawings, as well as through archival material, he investigates the causes of collective amnesia.
Learn more at http://www.bielefelder-kunstverein.de.