Jochen Becker / Daniel Kötter / metroZones (DE)

Chinafrika. Under Construction

Fitting out a Room for the herbst Academy

Visual arts / Documentation / Installation / Theory / Discourse / Workshop


Ouzhou Palace

Welcome to the former West

herbst Academy 2016


Sat 08/10, 10.00 – 17.00 &
Sun 09/10, 10.00 – 16.00

Haus der Architektur

Admission free


Opening Fri 07/10, 18.00


With Jochen Becker (DE), Daniel Kötter (DE)

Roads and rail tracks for the copper transport from Eastern Congo to Zambia, African trading centres in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, the huge Alaba Market in Lagos, the Chinese malls around Johannesburg – over the past few decades, the People’s Republic of China, bypassing Europe, has forged numerous economic and cultural alliances with countries on the African continent. The “Chinafrika. Under Construction” pop-up exhibition presents films, art works and discursive pieces at Haus der Architektur, together with selections from the multi-year “Chinafrika” project’s collection of materials, workshops and website. In the view of an impressive overview of urban phenomena in emerging societies, raises the question about Europe’s role and position in Chinafrika?

Produced by metroZones
Co-produced by steirischer herbst, Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, Kunstfest Weimar, Para/Site Hong Kong and Goethe Institut Nigeria
Funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation. In co-production with the