Everything passes except the past

Alles vergeht außer der Vergangenheit © Caroline Wolewinski

Sat, 17.10.2020

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM


On October 17, a multifaceted online festival will take place as part of the international postcolonialism project "Everything passes except the past": Besides a lecture by Bénédicte Savoy, activists, artists, experts, curators and scholars from Africa, Latin America and Europe will discuss the sensitive field of (neo-)colonial entanglements from a discursive and artistic perspective. The contributions illuminate the challenge of decolonizing ethnological museum collections, public space and film archives and bring positions from the global North and the global South into an intensive dialogue.


Program Online Festival

11am: Introduction
Alonia Elizalde, Jana J. Haeckel, Irene Calderoni
11.15am Keynote speech by Bénédicte Savoy 
Amnesia. 40 years‘ debate on african cultural heritage in European Museums
12pm New Museum Practices: On the Ethics and Politics of Return
Panel participants: Bénédicte Savoy, Didier Houénoudé, Christian Greco, moderated by Ayoko Mensah 

2.30 pm Critical museology: Revisiting Colonial Collections through artistic and curatorial perspectives
Panel participants: Carolina Orsini, Simona Berhe, Bianca Baldi, Grace Ndiritu

4 pm: A difficult heritage: Rethinking Representations of Italy’s Colonial Past
Panel participants: Rosa Anna Di Lella, Alessandra Ferrini, Angelica Pesarini, moderated by Liliana Ellena
5.30 pm All Statues Must Fall? Conflicts and Iconoclasm in Public Space
Panel participants: Daniela Ortiz, Yann Le Gall -Berlin Postkolonial e.V., moderated by Tania Adam