2010- 2013: Present Perfect, residencies, publications, exhibitions
Moussa / Vanden Eynde: IN_DÉPENDANCE
Curator: Annette Schemmel
Coordination: Annette Schemmel and Marjolijn Dijkman
Partners: Gueststudio DCR (The Hague, NL), ArtBakery (Douala, CM), DiARTgonale (Maroua, CM), Doual'Art, (Douala, CM), SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin, DE), IWALEWA-Haus, (Bayreuth, DE)
Support: Arts Collaboratory (NL), Stroom (NL), IFA (DE), Kultureferat der Stadt München (DE)
Four years of research travels, discussions, artistic residencies, talks, events, exhibitions and collaborations between Cameroonian and European artists constitute the long-term project “Present Perfect”. It explores phenomena of cultural import and export between Europe and Cameroon in case-studies (new productions) with the tools of contemporary art. Currently three magazines are edited in this framework in collaboration with the Cameroonian artist journal DiARTgonale.
“Present Perfect” challenges “otherising” practices (Stuart Hall) of the global art world and highlights what the lately deceased artist and visionary Goddy Leye (CM) stated: “Art is universal (…) although the means of presentation and production or even the character of the works changes with the localities, we’re united in the same quest.”