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Film still from YOU HIDE ME: A man pulls a large box from a shelf.

Tue 13.06.

In 1970, Ghanaian filmmaker Nii Kwate Owoo gained access to the British Museum’s underground deposits and filmed the valuable African artifacts stowed away in the basement. Through a shrewd mix of skill and audacity, Owoo managed to outsmart the museum’s directors and its entire security system to gain access to the secret underground vaults. One day sufficed to shoot this short film revealing the extent of the theft of African artifacts, stashed in plastic bags and wooden crates—and to make a case for their restitution.
An event of the series KuK-Tuesdays: Dislocation initiated by the Department of Art History as Cultural History (Kunstgeschichte als Kulturgeschichte = KuK) of Bénédicte Savoy at the Technical University Berlin, curated by Fogha Mc and Jeanne-Ange Wagne, supported by the research coordinator Eyke Vonderau.

Funded by:

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