Cameroon 5

At Savvy Contemporary, five artists from Cameroon show us that African art can be poetic, funny and disturbing. And that they rather go for technological media than for painting or sculpture. So, expect video art, projection and photography. The gallery is small, thus, the exhibited works are few. Which is a good thing, as you can take your time, sit down, watch films that play with pre-colonial clichés and mock the western-lifestyle of contemporary African upper class. Even better: Enjoy a beer from the Savvy bar and hang out for a chilled out evening of art! But hurry, this exhibition is only on for one more day as it is set to close Sunday, August 19th.

Savvy Contemporary
 Gallery director Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (fancy as always) with guests.

Whatever your idea of a “good film” is, reconsider it. The artists want to break with Western film aesthetics and find their own approach to filmmaking. Be prepared for unusual arty things! Also, give the works some time to take their effect on you, submerge yourself in the poetic language of the photographs and the video projection.

The exhibit will close on Sunday evening, so make sure to hurry up if you want to see it. Savvy Contemporary itself is worth a visit, as it is off the typical gallery districts, right in the heart of Neukölln. From time to time they also host workshops, music sessions, performances and other kinds of events.

  • Savvy Contemporary “Archival Practices: Visual tendencies of a generation” with works by Mofor Clementine Cendoh, Em’Kal Eyongakpa, Musing Derick Tenning (INAIZ), Ndoumbe Ewane and Rene Etta Tabot. Curator: Zeynep Akbal. August 17 th- 19th 2012: 4-8pm
Article written by Adele Barnau.