The exhibition FAVT: Future Africa Visions in Time explores visions of future emerging from Africa and its diasporas. FAVT is a collaboration between the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, Iwalewahaus (University of Bayreuth), Goethe-Institute Burkina Faso and the National Museum of Burkina Faso. The exhibition will be accompanied by several events, starting with a workshop on the relation of fashion and dress to time and revolution, which will be facilitated by Emeka Alams (Seattle) and Katharina Fink on 29.09.2018. In addition, Lulu Sala (Maputo) will performing during the opening on the 27.09.2018, and on 28.09.2018, photographer James Muriuki (Nairobi) will hold an artist talk together with photographer Adrien Bitibaly (Ouagadougou). On Saturday 29.09.2018, a round table discussion with scholars and artists about “past futures” and their contemporary relevance will be moderated by Nadine Siegert.
The Ouagadougou iteration of FAVT was made possible by the Ministère de la Culture, des Arts et du Tourisme du Burkina Faso, the Federal Ministry Education and Research of Germany and the University of Bayreuth.
Artists: Emeka Alams, Adrien Bitibaly, Sam Hopkins, Délio Jasse, John Kamicha, Ingrid LaFleur, Lilian Magodi, James Muriuki, Luís Carlos Patraquim, Luís Sala, Gilbert Ndi Shang, Abou Sidibé, Les Radicaux’ Strategiques, Abass Zoungrana
Researchers: Ute Fendler, Katharina Fink, Calixte Kaboré, Constantin Katsakioris, Ludovic Kibora, Nadine Siegert
Opening performances: Luís Sala, Tim Winsey
FAVT Ouagadougou Curator: Felicia Nitsche
FAVT curatorial concept: Katharina Fink, Storm Janse van Rensburg, Nadine Siegert
Project management FAVT Ouagadougou: Carolin Christgau, François d´Assise Ouédraogo, Alassane Waongo
Installation & Technical Team: Gérémie Belemsigri, Stéphane Boua, Harouna Damiba, Evariste Kabore, Florence Kabore, Oumar Ouattara, Josiane Sanou, Emmanuel Sawadogo
Graphic design: Emeka Alams, Felicia Nitsche, Francois d’Assise Ouédraogo
Special thanks: Renate Crowe, Henriette Gunkel, Gloria Igabe, Doris Löhr, Harouna Marane, Micas Mondlane, Sibiri Sawadogo.