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The Invented History

Press release


The Invented History

Yael Bartana, Ramesch Daha, Anna Dasović, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Andrew Gilbert, Aslan Ġoisum, Maryam Jafri, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Zartosht Rahimi, Larissa Sansour / Søren Lind, Maja Weyermann, Akram Zaatari


This group exhibition examines the need to critically question historical narratives. History is no longer viewed as a mere collection of data and facts, as a linear sequence of clearly defined events. Instead, there is a growing awareness that historiography must always also be interpreted under the political auspices of its “authors”. Today there are increasing attempts to control the interpretation of history – first and foremost by anti-democratic forces around the world. The artists in the exhibition track down previously concealed or suppressed historical phenomena, view history through the filter of their own biography, and thus work on a critical historiography in contrast to existing systems of rule.

The exhibition is curated by Kathrin Becker.