After Year Zero. Geographies of Collaboration
This publication accompanies the exhibition of the same title, on view at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin in 2013 and at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw in 2015.
The book "After Year Zero. Geographies of Collaboration" deepens the research into historical magazines produced on the African continent or in the African diaspora which reflect decolonialisation processes from different, contemporary perspectives. As the volume contributors (John Akomfrah, Denis Ekpo, Clare Davies or Nida Ghouse, among others) show, the format of these periodicals provided a means for temporary intervention against hegemonic voices and made possible the necessary task of creating a new language to talk about art, life, and politics. With its unique international and interdisciplinary approach, "After Year Zero" is an innovative study of postwar narrative possibilities and a powerful reflection on the processes by which the “universal” can be generated.
In addition to text-based essays (in addition to these mentioned above, also by Kodwo Eshun, Fred Moten, Anselm Franke), "After Year Zero" also includes visual material presenting the works of the total of 20 artists, together with short texts providing context.