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Opening Day Errata

Opening day 11 SEP, noon—8pm

When Columbus statues are toppled by anti-racist protesters in the U.S. and long-overdue debates in Europe about the legacy of colonialism follow suit, the understanding and view of the entire modern era is being put to the test. Errata combines a number of contemporary positions that deal with how these fault lines of the past are collapsing in the present. The title ›Errata‹ is borrowed from an archival intervention by the theorist and filmmaker Ariella Azoulay, which focuses on the violence of imperial boundary making and the relationship between the order of knowledge of euro-american museums and the history of imperialism and migration. The video ›Never Settle‹ by New Red Order presents itself as a recruitment campaign for a secret society that satirizes efforts for white solidarity and the desire for indigenous spirituality. An audiovisual essay with Ryan Smith, Erhard Schüttpelz, Anselm Franke and others deals with ritual resistance and regeneration techniques of the ›indestructible paganism‹ that Aby Warburg, based on his trip to the USA in 1895/96, sought out to take measure of all cultural history, including that of European modernity. In addition, two ›monuments‹ referring to the colonial origins of the modern era will be installed in the outdoor pools in front of HKW: a contemporary interpretation of Albrecht Dürer’s unrealized monument to the vanquished peasants from 1525 by Andreas Siekmann and a photographic work by Kiluanji Kia Henda using empty pedestals of colonial monuments in Luanda as a stage for historical revision. Aby Warburg: Bilderatlas Mnemosyne— Das Original

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