Roland Gunst & Sibo Kanobana [BE]

The Reign of Afropeanism


Roland Gunst and Sibo Kanobana sketch a picture of the African presence in Europe and present an alternative version both of history and of the future. Based on facts, fiction, autobiographical elements, videos, and ritual objects, they aim to reveal the authentic face of Europe. Their work is based in Afropeanism: an anti-essentialist attitude that cherishes cosmopolitanism and seeks to transcend the divide between African and Europe through encounter and exchange. Do ‘black’ and ‘white’ people not have a common past, present and future?

• Each in their own way, artist Roland Gunst and sociolinguist Sibo Kanobana research themes such as identity, interculturality, and the relationships between Europe and its colonial past in Africa.

programmaboekje - programme de salle - evening programme