Not a Single Bone
Nora Al-Badri | Nikolai Nelles
September 9 - November 11, 2017

After a summer break in August we are looking forward to open the first solo show by artist duo Nora Al-Badri and Nikolai Nelles, Not a Single Bone, on 8 September 2017.

They will present their project Not a Single Bone which results from research at the Tendaguru Beds in Tanzania, a former German colony that was the site of systematic excavations of dinosaur bones during the colonial era.
By manipulating and reproducing these fossils with the help of artificial intelligence and leaked data as well as with the classic tools of natural history museums, the artists question the fictions of authenticity told by Western institutions, and seek to uncover alternative emancipatory narratives.

Moreover an iteration of their acclaimed project The Other Nefertiti (2015) will be on view. It is based on an “open-sourcing” of the Ancient Egyptian Nefertiti Bust through a data leak, in order to make it publicly available and to display it in Cairo.
The work addresses the exploitation of colonialism and unequal global power relations, and critique the continued display of such “treasures” in Europe.



Opening: September 8, 2017 6:00PM
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