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RESIST!

The Art of Resistance

The exhibition illuminates 500 years of anti-colonial resistance in the Global South and tells about colonial oppression and its effects to this day.

Extended until 09.01.2022

As of June 1, the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum is open again.

Our public program takes place exclusively on­line. In our calendar you will find all further information. Our social media channels –Facebook, Instagram and YouTube– remain active.

Upcoming Events

→ Florisse Adjanohoun, Christie Akumabor, Osaze Amadasun, Kader Attia, Roger Atikpo, Belkis Ayón, Marcel Djondo, Omar Victor Diop, Nwakuso Edozien, Robert Gabris, Jimoh Ganiyu, Anani Gbeteglo, Ayrson Heráclito, indieguerillas, Patricia Kaersenhout, Eustache Kamouna, Grada Kilomba, Mohammed Laouli, Alao Lukman, Peter Magubane, Dhuwarrwarr Marika, Tshibumba Kanda Matulu, Medu Art Ensemble, Luiza Prado de O. Martins, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, Keviselie/Hans Ragnar Mathisen, Monday Midnite, Franky Mindja, Gaëtan Noussouglo, Lapiztola, Nura Qureshi, Emília Rigová, Mamadou Sall, Juan Manuel Sandoval, Diego Sandoval Ávila, Selma Selman, The Singh Twins, Alfred Ullrich, Huỳnh Văn Thuận, Edward Venero, Kara Walker, Wantok Musik Foundation, Tania Willard, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Ernesto Yerena →
→ Florisse Adjanohoun, Christie Akumabor, Osaze Amadasun, Kader Attia, Roger Atikpo, Belkis Ayón, Marcel Djondo, Omar Victor Diop, Nwakuso Edozien, Robert Gabris, Jimoh Ganiyu, Anani Gbeteglo, Ayrson Heráclito, indieguerillas, Patricia Kaersenhout, Eustache Kamouna, Grada Kilomba, Mohammed Laouli, Alao Lukman, Peter Magubane, Dhuwarrwarr Marika, Tshibumba Kanda Matulu, Medu Art Ensemble, Luiza Prado de O. Martins, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, Keviselie/Hans Ragnar Mathisen, Monday Midnite, Franky Mindja, Gaëtan Noussouglo, Lapiztola, Nura Qureshi, Emília Rigová, Mamadou Sall, Juan Manuel Sandoval, Diego Sandoval Ávila, Selma Selman, The Singh Twins, Alfred Ullrich, Huỳnh Văn Thuận, Edward Venero, Kara Walker, Wantok Musik Foundation, Tania Willard, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Ernesto Yerena →

It's Yours! Curators

Artists in Residency

Kiri Dalena (Fotografie)

Filmmaker, visual artist, and human rights activist Kiri Dalena works with a body of photographs collected by Dean Conant Worcester and Georg Küppers-Loosen in the Philippines between 1887-1907 and preserved at the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum.

Bahar Gökten & Daniela Rodriguez Romero (Urban Dance)

With [resi]stance, the two urban dance artists Bahar Gökten and Daniela Rodriguez Romero provide insights into processes of embodied resistance and challenge us to develop our own "stance."

Rokia Bamba (Music)

Rokia Bamba, Dj and sound artist from Brussels, will create a sound database with voices and sounds of resistance together with the artists and visitors of RESIST!, which can be experienced in the exhibition space and on the website.

Francis Oghuma (Real Time Documentary)

During the RESIST! exhibition, Nigerian-born and Cologne-based photographer Francis Oghuma will present his photographic documentation of the BlackLivesMatter protests, as well as document the events and process of the exhibition.

TheMuseumsLab pilot project (May - November 2021)

"TheMuseumsLab" is a knowledge exchange programme for African and German museum professionals and represents an important step on the way to the "International Museum Agency Germany". The museum agency will be one of the essential building blocks of future museum cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany with Nigeria and other African countries. The RJM is one of ten cooperating cultural institutions from Germany that will participate in the pilot phase.

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