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,
Adama Delphine Fawundu,
Kitso Lynn Lelliott, Antje Majewski, Claudia Martínez Garay,
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.