Four autonomous spaces –curated by artists and activists– open up new perspectives on the theme of the exhibition.
The Nigerian artist Peju Layiwola deals with the looted cultural objects from the Kingdom of Benin (Nigeria), many of which are also in the collection of the RJM, and has invited several Nigerian artists, some of whom have been dealing with the looting of Benin bronzes in 1897 for decades in Nigeria and the diaspora. The Namibian activists Esther Utjiua Muinjangue and Ida Hoffmann talk about the genocide of the Herero and Nama in Namibia. Hungarian curator Tímea Junghaus has invited Sinti and Roma artists to address their struggle for self-determination. Finally, the Cologne post-migrant association In-Haus e.V. denounces colonial continuities.