Over the centuries, fashions in the art market have been manifest in diverse forms. The book brings together works from the 16th century until today and sheds light for the first time on the broad field that interconnects art and buying.

The Space Between Us

African art is still largely unknown in the German context, nor does it feature much in public discourse.
“The Space Between Us” sets out to remedy this by turning the spotlight on the work of various African artists and on the resonance it has had in Germany. Developing approaches and a discursive language that are at once both appropriate and provocative is an integral part of the project, as is the attempt to anchor them in the context of Afropolitan practice.
The focus is on African art that addresses themes such as mobility, migration, history and art history but that also mirrors visionary transnational practices and encourages greater engagement with historiography and the legacy of colonialism.

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"The Space Between Us"

October 2013

ISBN 978-3-86678-704-9

17,00 x 24,00 cm

304 Pages

77 colored and 10 b/w illustrations

Softcover, bound

Languages: German, English


Marie-Hélène Gutberlet

authors (among others)
Aïcha Diallo & Idrissou Mora-Kpai, Marie-Hélène Gutberlet, Dietrich Heißenbüttel, Tobias Hering, Brigitta Kuster, Satch Hoyt & Anna Schrade, Rangoato Hlasane, Bärbel Küster, Dierk Schmidt, Penny Siopis, Cara Snyman, Guy Wouete

graphic design
Surface, Frankfurt/Main & Berlin

Exhibition: Berlin/Stuttgart, „The Space Between Us“, 26.9. - 22.12.2013 Ifa Galerie Berlin, 15.1. - 16.3.2014 ifa Galerie Stuttgart