On Divinity, Supra-Realities or the Exorcisement of Witchery

We have the pleasure of presenting you our new SAVVY Contemporary publication: THE INCANTATION OF THE DISQUIETING MUSE. On Divinity, Supra-Realities or the Exorcisement of Witchery edited by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Federica Bueti.
The book is designed by Elsa Westreicher and published by THE GREEN BOX.

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.

This publication has been generously supported by Goethe-Institut South Africa via TURN Fund der Kulturstiftung des Bundes.


312 pages, 34 illustrations, English / German

ISBN 978-3-941644-95-3

EUR 19,00

Giving Contours to Shadows

Edited by Marius Babias, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Elena Agudio, Storm Janse van Rensburg

"Giving Contours to Shadows" is a research and exhibition project which takes its cue from the Glissantian concept that history, a "functional fantasy of the West", cannot be left in the hands of historians only. In that sense, the project looks at ways, by which artists, curators and thinkers relate to their own epoch, to times past and to the drawing of prospective trajectories, thus weaving alternatives to established narratives. The exhibitions, performances and discussions took place in 2014 at n.b.k, SAVVY Contemporary, Gorki Theater and Gemäldegalerie. The project and publication will uncover, discover and recover narratives, memories, knowledge and other histories in the form of a thematic reader comprising a collection of essays and critical texts, as well as image and text material about the participating artists, and will essentially cover the sections Performing and Embodying History, Wandering through History, Sequestrating History, Pre-Writing History.

With texts by Elena Agudio, Storm Janse van Rensburg, Premesh Lalu, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Simon Njami, Tavia Nyong'o, Sarah Rifky, and Greg Tate

166 pages, with color illustrations, soft cover, German/English, 19.80 Euro / 15.00 Euro (members), Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne 2015, ISBN 978-3-86335-591-3

Read more about the project here:


Every exhibition at SAVVY Contemporary is accompanied by a publication with contributions of curators, scientists, art historians and artists.
The catalogues are published in a limited edition of 100 pieces and can be acquired at the art space in Berlin-Neukölln or by sending an email to
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