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Exploring Visual Cultures - Newsletter #7

Exploring Visual Cultures - Newsletter #7

Dear readers, supporters, contributors and friends of EVC,


After the completion of our nine-part Lecture Series on Arts - Cultures - Policies in collaboration with documenta 15, for which we would like to thank again all organizers and participants, we are pleased to inform you about the latest news on what's been going on in the meantime at EVC.


As of now, we developed a new menu item EDU on our homepage in order to focus more on mediation and education. In addition, you will find a new menu item DOCUMENTA, where a lot of exciting things will be happening in the coming months in preparation for upcoming documenta 15. 


In addition, we are excited to host an international student exhibition in our GALLERIES section: Art students in Cameroon, Germany, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa present their artworks and ideas surrounding the topic of "Collective Memory" - the title of the virtual exhibition. Please find the links below. 


We hope you enjoy skipping through the virtual galleries and exploring visual cultures.


Best regards,

Ernst and Rosa

on behalf of the EVC team



March 2, 2022: 14th Meeting of the Expert Panel


The participants informed each other about their specific projects for the documenta fifteen summer school, giving a brief summary of the project according to the following guiding questions:


Why is this project important? (aim/s) What can be achieve by this project? (objectives) How...

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July 2022: Diversity in Art Education (DIVA) - Research Project


Call for participation

A transnational InSEA research group (with members from Australia, Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, USA and Ireland) asks for participation in a survey on  Diversity in Visual Art Education (DIVA): Visual Art Education and Global Understandings.



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New Objects‍ on the Website



The Koma figurines came from Northern Ghana that include Upper West, Upper East, and Northern Regions which were hitherto known as the northern territories or northern Ghana. The term Koma is perhaps limited to the Moagduri District (formerly of West Mamprusi District) of North East Region which was...

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Persian Pictorial Carpets


Preliminary note: The reader is invited to enter this text as one would enter a beautiful and at the same time scholarly garden. A discursive reading would not do justice to the text. (Ed)


In addition to explaining the role of story and its representations in Persian painting...

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Vincent Akwete Kofi’s ‘Crucifix’


One of the reasons Christianity thrived in Ghana (and Africa) was largely because, the traditional Ghanaian observed so much conformity between their traditional religious practices and the introduced Euro-Christian religion. Commonalities included the belief in reaching the Almighty God through...

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Ingolole: The Circumcision Mask of the Tiriki People


The Tiriki are one of the Bantu – Luhya dialect speaking group mainly found in Western part of Kenya. The community is renowned for its adherence to indigenous cultural practices, even as other communities in Kenya abandoned their traditions and embraced modernity. One of the practices that is of...

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Andreas Kuhnlein in Unterwössen


The German sculptor Andreas Kuhnlein (* 1953) has countless solo exhibitions - from Korea to Canada, from Italy to Finland. But his art has its most intense effect in the village where he lives, Unterwössen, population approx. 3500, on the northern edge of the Alps in Germany. Kuhnlein was also born...

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New Features‍ on the Website


The Collective Memory Exhibition in Cameroon

Curated by Yves Xavier Ndounda Ndongo

collective memory cameroon intro 

For English version see below


L’expérience artistique parce que nourrie des péripéties de la vie donne forme à des supports d’identité et de mémoire capables d’immerger l’homme dans une continuité...

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The Collective Memory Exhibition in Germany

Curated by Constanze Kirchner, Johannes Kirschenmann and Nicola Pauli




This collection of artworks presents ten contributions of art education students of Augsburg University. Thereby, each piece relates to the topic by combining form and content aspects...

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The Collective Memory Exhibition in Ghana

Curated by Ebenezer Acquah and Osuanyi Quaicoo Essel

 Ghana Collective Memory


The cultural landscape in Ghana reveals a host of ethnic groups and languages spoken and in different dialects, thus emphasizing the diverse sub-cultural groups in Ghana. The people currently living in Ghana...

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The Collective Memory Exhibition in Kenya

Curated by Jane Otieno, Winnie Oyuko, Roy Kisielo and Mary Clare Kidenda


gallery kenya intro


Kenya is a diverse country full of vibrant cultures from forty-three different tribes. It is known for its rich tradition of arts and crafts, record-breaking world athletes, its rich...

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The Collective Memory Exhibition in South Africa

Curated by Avi Sooful, Carol Kühn and Gordon Froud


Memory5 web



The South African submission for this exhibition is supported by three universities based in the Gauteng Province, namely, University of Pretoria, Tshwane University of Technology, and the University...

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Exploring Visual Cultures is collaborative project of the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with universities, artists and museums around the world, funded by Engagement Global in the context of implementing the objectives of the Global Learning Framework, and the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs.