ReFraming Worlds: Gender and Mobility during the Colonial Encounter
02.12.2017 — 21.01.2018
Oliver Baurhenn, Dorothee Bienert, Marisa Maza, Antje Weitzel, Jole Wilcke, Moira Zoitl
Opening: December 1st, 2017, 7 pm
nGbK, Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin
The exhibition project examines the relationship between gender and mobility during the heyday of European colonialism from a decidedly postcolonial and feminist point of view. The focus is on the role of female explorers, often side-lined in the history of science, and the various subject positions connected with it: Male explorer, female explorer, ‘people explored’. The aim of the project is not only to shed light on the role of female explorers beyond the nostalgic-romantic glorification of individual heroines and to reveal the voids of historiography, but also to question the type of knowledge that was produced and disseminated in Europe in the context of these colonial endeavours.