With works by Ayo Akinwande, Opeyemi Balogun, Sammy Baloji, Dounia Cherfaoui, Bodil Furu, Allyn Gaestel / Benedicte Kurzen, Anawana Haloba, Dan Halter, Gerda Heck / Christian Hanussek, Louis Henderson, Sam Hopkins / David Lalé, Eric van Hove, Huang Xiaopeng, Taiye Idahor, Daniel Sixte Kakinda, Daniel Kötter, Mansour Ciss Kanakassy / Christian Hanussek / Baruch Gottlieb, Li Jinghu, Li Xiaofei, Lu Shan, Luo Xiye, Michael MacGarry, Denise Maheho, Map Office, Elke Marhöfer/ Mikhail Lylov, Eddy Mayaya, Luc Mukendi, Stary Mwaba, Nobukho Nqaba, Folakunle Oshun, Henrik Spohler, Mladen Stilinovic, Moffat Takadiwa, Paolo Woods, Joseph Wright of Derby, Yu-Shen Su, Payen Zhou, Sofiane Zouggar and moreThe goal of the artistic research project Chinafrika. under construction is to trace cultural relationships between China and Africa and to portrait a global process, which is sure to fundamentally alter no less than the notion of Europe. “Chinafrika” is a symptom of the de facto ongoing provincialisation of Europe.
The presentation Chinafrika. under construction in Leipzig’s Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst (GfZK) is the central exhibition of the Chinafrika project. It features a mix of contributions from Africa, China, and Europe based on more than twenty artworks specially prepared for Leipzig, findings from the four Chinafrika Working Groups and already existing works.