From Restitution to Repair


A vast majority of precolonial artistic and cultural heritage is held and stored in European museums—completely out of reach of the societies of origin, who have a right to their heritage. This conference considers the debate around restitution a starting point for dialogues aiming at decolonizing arts and culture. The contributions explore the possibility of an ontology of restitution as a cosmogonic, political, and philosophical reinvention.

10 — 11 Sep 2022

Conference as part of the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

With Albert Gouaffo, Bénédicte Savoy, Ciraj Rassool, Dan Hicks, Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige, El Hadji Malick Ndiaye, Jihan El-Tahri, Marie Hélène Pereira, Uta Kornmeier et al.

Curated by Kader Attia

In English

Free admission