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The Faculty of SensingThinking With, Through, and by Anton Wilhelm Amo

 - The Faculty of Sensing
An artistic and scholarly inquiry into the  work of Anton Wilhelm Amo (c. 1700–after 1753), an outstanding philosopher of the early eighteenth-century Enlightenment, the first African to earn a doctorate in a European university.
The volume brings together international voices from the areas of philosophy, poetry, science, and art; each evokes Amo's writings and their reception in a discussion on the highly topical politics of referentiality, erasure, and decolonization. The research and the exhibition project includes newly-developed works by sixteen artists, which were presented at Kunstverein Braunschweig and at SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, in 2020–21.
Works by e Kinbode Akinbiyi, Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Andcompany&Co., Anna Dasovic, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Theo Eshetu, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Lungiswa Gqunta, Olivier Guesselé-Garai, Patricia Kaersenhout, Kitso Lynn Lelliott, Antje Majewski, Claudia Martínez Garay, Adjani Okpu-Egbe, Resolve Collective, Konrad Wolf.
Edited by Bonaventura Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Jule Hillgärtner, Nele Kaczmarek.
Texts by Justin E. H. Smith, Jule Hillgärtner, Paulin J. Hountondji, Nele Kaczmarek, Seloua Luste Boulbina, Jota Mombaça, Peggy Piesche, Bonaventura Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Victor U. Emma-Adamah.
 
published in May 2021
bilingual edition (English / German)
16.8 x 23 cm (softcover)
328 pages (ill.)
 
25.00
 
ISBN : 978-88-6749-438-5
EAN : 9788867494385
 
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