It will feature ‘Scramble for Africa', 2003, a work by Yinka Shonibare MBE. The work is a recreation of the 1885 Berlin Conference which sought to formalise the colonial power's access to the interior of Africa and freedom to trade in the Congo. In this work, Shonibare questions western imperialistic attitudes towards Africa.
It will also feature Kendell Geers' important installation 'Kode-X', 2003; steel shelves filled with cultural objects which the artist found in flea markets and antique shops in Brussels, ranging from African sculptures to modern iconographic images like a statue of Lara Croft. 'Kode-X' is constructed as a room which can be seen from the outside, but which the viewer can also enter. The overall effect is that of a Wunderkammer/Curiosity Cabinet. Almost mummified, the objects become charged with questions concerning our view of history and the construction of meaning.
‘The Inverted Worlds' runs from 26 September 2015 until 31 January 2016.