The Art of Resistance
Published by Walther König, Köln.
Edited by Ricardo Márquez García, Nanette Snoep, Vera Maruic, Lydia Hauth. Text by Nanette Snoep, Vera Maruic, Lydia Hauth.
Contemporary artworks and archival documents celebrating 500 years of anticolonial activism
This volume illuminates 500 years of anticolonial resistance in the Global South, examining colonial violence and oppression and its ongoing repercussions, and paying homage to the people who resisted it in various ways and whose stories have hardly ever been told or heard to this day. The works of more than 40 contemporary artists from the Global South and the diaspora tell stories of rebellion and war, violence and trauma as well as survival and resilience. Their stories are complemented by historical documents and numerous objects from the RJM collection in Cologne.
Artists include: Florisse Adjanohoun, Christie Akumabor, Osaze Amadasun, Kader Attia, Roger Atikpo, Belkis Ayón, Marcel Djondo, Omar Victor Diop, Nwakuso Edozien, Robert Gabris, Jimoh Ganiyu, Anani Gbeteglo, Ayrson Heráclito, indieguerillas, Patricia Kaersenhout, Eustache Kamouna, Grada Kilomba, Mohammed Laouli, Alao Lukman, Peter Magubane, Dhuwarrwarr Marika, Tshibumba Kanda Matulu and Medu Art Ensemble.