This volume accompanies the two exhibitions 'After Year Zero' at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin from September to November 2013, and at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw from June to August 2015.

'"After Year Zero" presents works by selected artists, films, documents and archival material 
exploring relations between two distinct political and historical “frames” of the emergent postwar order: the bipolar confrontation dominating the northern hemisphere as it was being divided 
by the Iron Curtain, and the rise of the Third World against the backdrop of what the author Richard Wright, in his book-length report from the Bandung Conference in 1955, termed the “Color Curtain.” The exhibition considers how we can contrast continuities and discontinuities, both in the case of Europe and the West after 1945 and in that of former colonies that asserted their independence in the decades following the defeat of facism.' - from the website of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

'After Year Zero' was based on a series of workshops held under the title 'Matters of Collaboration' in 2012 in Algiers, Dakar, Paris and Johannesburg in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut in Brussels.

Includes biographies of artists and contributors. Please note that only artists of Asian descent are listed.

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Location code EX.GER.AYZ
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2015

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Chapter headings
Preface

- Bernd SCHERER

Preface

- Joanna MYTKOWSKA

Introduction

- Anselm FRANKE, Annett BUSCH

The Universal Project

- Anselm FRANKE

Universal Pictures: A Dialogue between a Future People from the Dessert

- Annett BUSCH

Negritude as a Concept of Collaboration?

- John AKOMFRAH

Passions of Blackness and Imperatives of a Post-African Imagination: Re-reading Black Orpheus and Black Images

- Denis EKPO

Decolonization in Adversity: Cultural Constellations through the Prism of Présence Africaine

- Lotte ARNDT

Black Internationalism in Interwar France

- David MURPHY

On Souffles: Geographies of Solidarity

- Clare DAVIES

Lotus Notes

- Nida GHOUSE

Pan-Asianism and the Question: 'What is Asia?'

- James T. HONG, 洪子健

Performing Solidarity: The Bandung Conference 1955

- Shirin M. RAI

Travelling Communique Reading a Photo Archive (1948–80), Presidential Press Service, Yugoslavia
Statecraft: An Incomplete Timeline of Independence Determined by Digital Auction

- Kodwo ESHUN

Accra, an Urban Promise

- Lukasz STANEK

Where to Begin, Where to Belong: The Many Returns of Come Back Africa

- Marie-Helene GUTBERLET, Tobias HERING

Black Consciousness, Black Holes, Black Suns, and Black Collectivity

- Stacy HARDY

New Culture

- Bisi SILVA

Diggin' or (Yes, Mr. Neogy, Magazines Do Culture... Sometimes)

- Bongani MADONDO

African Jazz

- Max ANNAS, Gary MINKLEY

The Black Elegance: Escape from the '80s

- Charles Tonderai MUDEDE

History Does Not Repeat Itself, but It Does Rhyme

- Fred MOTEN

After Year Zero: Geographies of Collaboration
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