THE INCANTATION OF THE DISQUIETING MUSE: On Divinity, Supra-Realities or the Exorcisement of Witchery
Editors Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Federica Bueti
Design Elsa Westreicher
Publishing House The Green Box
2017, 312 pages, 34 illustrations, English/German
Prize 19 EUR
How do witchery phenomena and practices manifest within cultural, economical, political, religious and scientific spaces in Africa and beyond? This publication is a compendium to the eponymous exhibition project and public programme curated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Elena Agudio at SAVVY Contemporary, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut South Africa in the framework of the project African Futures. Through an exhibition and a series of invocations, the project considered witchery as an epistemological space and a medium of continuities between the African continent and its Diaspora. The publication includes essays by Erna Brodber, Seloua Luste Boulbina, Vladimir Lucien, Percy Mabandu, and Greg Tate a.o, and visual contributions by artists Georges Adéagbo, Haris Epaminonda, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Emeka Ogboh, Priscilla Rezende and Minnette Vari a.o.
Funding This publication has been generously supported by Goethe-Institut South Africa via TURN Fund der Kulturstiftung des Bundes