The Broken Archive: Extractivist Memories

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(in inglese e tedesco)


Extractivist Memories examines how these value systems are articulated in art and economics: from the Renaissance to the Anthropocene, from materialism to neoliberalism and from extractivism to racism.

Activist and artist Patricia Domínguez addresses relations between humans and nature and postcolonial social structures of inequality, seeking possibilities for healing and reconciliation.

Neville Rowley, curator of early Italian art at the Gemäldegalerie and Skulpturensammlung in Berlin, explores how these developments in Renaissance art production and visual language can be interpreted from today's perspective.

Artist Andreas Siekmann talks about his interpretation of a column designed by Albrecht Dürer in 1525 as a Monument to the Vanquished Peasants in response to the so-called Peasants' Wars. Siekmann's version of the column stood as an installation in the mirror pond in front of HKW from May to October 2021.

Development economist Ndongo Samba Sylla examines the economic and sociopolitical structures of colonialism that, starting in the Renaissance, manifest themselves in financial systems to this day.

Part of The Broken Archive series – Villa Romana in cooperation with HKW funded by the Federal Foreign Office as part of The Whole Life: An Archive Project

with Patricia Domínguez, Neville Rowley, Andreas Siekmann, Ndongo Samba Sylla, moderated by Bernd Scherer