Colonial Memory: ReTelling DOAA
8.10.2022 – 5.2.2023
Alliance Colonial Memory: ReTelling DOAA in collaboration with Katharina Oguntoye, Mnyaka Sururu Mboro, Nguyễn Ngọc Cẩm Tiên (illustration) Cheyenne (translation), Khaled Al Saadi (camera), Paula Gehrmann (display-Design), and Daniel Adlmüller (graphic-design)
At the “German East African Exhibition” (DOAA) in 1897, on the occasion of the “Saxon-Thuringian Industrial and Commercial Exhibition” (STIGA), 47 East Africans were put on display in Leipzig. The disparagement and racialization of black people were deliberate strategies in the legitimation of colonial power. The alliance Colonial Memory: ReTelling DOAA was formed by representatives of the ISD Leipzig, the collective diversif, the AG Leipzig Postkolonial along with private individuals, with the aim of promoting a critical reappraisal of the colonial aspects of the STIGA and creating non-white perspectives. The exhibition includes historical background information, theoretical content, artistic interventions as well as workshops, and invites visitors to engage with Leipzig’s colonial history.
With the kind support of the City of Leipzig, as part of the theme year “STIGA 1897”.