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World Art. The Cabinet of Curiosity from a Postcolonial Perspective

Talking from the Off – Nástio Mosquitos 'African? I Guess'


Nástio Mosquito »African? I Guess«, 2011. Excerpt from the performance at The Global Contemporary Opening Festival, Sep 2011.

Video, 3:00min © ZKM

DZzzz - less a name than a sound – Cucumber Slice, African, conqueror, philosopher, businessman. Whoever dwells a while in the universe of Angolan artist Nástio Mosqutio, finds himself without ground under his feet: a plethora of names, voices and possible identities. Mosquito‘s form is the monologue, subtle spoken word poetry, as surreal as it is ironic. "My mother calls me António Nástio da Silva Mosquito always followed up by ‘I’ve warned you!’" he introduces himself. Continue reading ...


Am I the Other?


Moshekwa Langa »Ohne Titel«, 2003. Detail. Courtesy Galerie Mikael Andersen Berlin / Kopenhagen.

In 1992, at a time during which the art world analyzed the hybrid identities of a post-colonial world in exhibitions and essays, Croatian artist, Mladen Stilinović, wrote the black block letters on a squeaky pink post banner: “An artist who cannot speak English is no artist”. Weiterlesen ...