Decolonizing the Gaze

Part of "Return to Sender"


English / 

More than 10 years have passed since the death of the Palestinian literary theorist Edward Said, one of the founders of postcolonial studies, and there is still a long way to go before Europe is able to look at the non-Western world without donning its colonial glasses. Looking at art currently produced on the African continent, how can one avoid falling into the trap of exoticism? Despite a growing profusion of exhibitions of African art at European shows and galleries, this question remains unanswered. For this debate, HAU Hebbel am Ufer has invited the curator N’Goné Fall, the journalist Ntone Edjabe and the choreographer Faustin Linyekula to talk about their artistic practice and experiences when working with European partners. The moderator is Anne Haeming.
Following the performance "Telepathic Relay"


  • Past
    Thu 12.3.2015, 21:00 / HAU2


Presented in the context of House on Fire with support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

Wheelchair users are kindly requested to register their attendance at least one day before the performance. Thank you for your understanding. If you need help, please contact our Ticketing & Service team at +49 (0)30 259004-27 or send us an email to

HAU3000 / Positions, Projects, Publications

The Glowing Room

Text by Hendrik Otremba.

An Introduction to “Collectivize Facebook”

By Jonas Staal

“Collectivize Facebook” is a lawsuit aimed to turn Facebook into public property, initiated by artist Jonas Staal and lawyer Jan Fermon. Read here Staal’s introduction to the project.

“Manifestos for Queer Futures”

Video Documentation

As part of the festival “The Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures”, HAU initiated an open call for artists based in Berlin, who were invited to submit proposals for their Manifestos for Queer Futures.