Aligning with the onset of the new year in the Yoruba calendar, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW)'s reopening from 2–4 June 2023 featured concerts, lectures, performances, processions, readings, and rituals, as well as the launch of the exhibition O Quilombismo: Of Resisting and Insisting. Of Flight as Fight. Of Other Democratic Egalitarian Political Philosophies. Artists, activists, scholars, neighbours, and guests from far and wide gathered to imagine new forms of cultural and political resistance.
Beyond thinking with quilombismo as a metaphor, this project deliberated on the intellectual and political implications of a philosophy and ideology based on the quilombos, mapping the spaces that they have made and continue to make possible today. Featuring over 100 full colour images and installation views, the O Quilombismo Album is a visual record of these acts of opening again, a celebration of conviviality.
Featuring Laeïla Adjovi, Amina Agueznay, Ana Beatriz Almeida (in collaboration with / in Zusammenarbeit mit Cici de Oxal á), Archive Ensemble, Albert Artwell, Barby Asante, Leo Asemota, Maria Auxiliadora, Carol Barreto, Farid Belkahia, Chef Fatmata Binta, Everald Brown, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Baba Murah & Ensemble, Forum Brasil and Ilê Obá Sileké, Candomblé House in Berlin, and Rasiel Almanza Cairo, nora chipaumire and Germaine Acogny, Ange Dakouo, Bastin Santan Diggekar, Diana Ejaita, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Tanka Fonta, Saliou Cissokho
and Eden Meier, Gwladys Gambie, vanessa german, Assaf Gruber
, Bibijan Babushab Gunjavathi, Badimabi Gafarsab Ugrani, Saidambi Imamasab Naik, Shakirambi Ganishab Tattongi, Hattarabi Maulasab Gunjavati, Antonio Jose Guzmán & Iva Jankovic, Houngan Jean-Daniel Lafontant (with Claude Saturne), Hermosa Intervención, Lisa Hilli, Nikau Hindin, Masimba Hwati and friends (Laura Anh Thu Dang, Luka Mukhavele, Leteris Krysalis), Hayv Kahraman, Grada Kilomba, Li Jiun-Yang, Awilo Longomba, Aristote Mago, Ibrahim Mahama
, Edna Martinez, Georgina Maxim, Tuli Mekondjo, Demond Melancon, Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien, Oscar Murillo
, Museu de Arte Negra, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Abdias Nascimento
, Eustáquio Neves, Lizette Nin, Olu Oguibe, Temitayo Ogunbiyi, Owusu-Ankomah, Bernardo Oyarzún, Moisés Patrício, Anand Patwardhan, Zica Pires, Alberto Pitta, Mallica 'Kapo' Reynolds, Oumou Sangaré, Joshua Serafin, Snowfuks, Taller Portobelo, Jasmine Thomas-Girvan, Truong Cong Tung, Glicéria Tupinambá, Rubem Valentim
, Celia Vasquez Yui (with / mit Diana Ruiz Vasquez), Charmaine Watkiss, Hajra Waheed, Kaylene Whiskey, Sawangwongse Yawnghwe, Bruno Zhu.
See also O Quilombismo – Reader