An Afrofuturism Show With No Black Artists: What Went Wrong at Berlin’s Künstlerhaus Bethanien?
Our institutions deserve to be led by directors aware of the continual effects of colonialism
… a continual refusal of exhibition-makers to seriously engage with the legacy of Germany’s colonialism has many consequences. Many of these became visible at a Künstlerhaus Bethanien exhibition which opened last week in Berlin … from the 22 invited artists in the exhibition, 18 were men – and none were black … The changes must be structural: diversity (from race to gender to class) has to happen across the entire hierarchy, decision-making needs to be shared and those in power must be held accountable. Berlin’s international art community is no longer willing to remain silent for fear of reprisal …
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