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  • The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994

    Museum Villa Stuck
    Prinzregentenstrasse 60
    February 9–April 22

    As Europe was busy declaring the death of the author, Frantz Fanon observed, “In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself.” “The Short Century” aims to explore the manifold subjectivities and modernities engendered by African liberation. This wide-ranging investigation of a continent’s cultural, social, and political memory will consider ideological and institutional exchanges with Europe during and after colonial rule. Curator Okwui Enwezor weaves art and archival material into an alternate history of the twentieth century. Feb. 9-Apr. 22; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, May 18-July 22; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Sept.-Nov.; P.S. 1, New York, Jan.-Apr. 2002.