Book Launch & Performance & Screening: Painting Maison Gbegbe 1 & 2 / The Currency - Sensing 1 Agbogbloshie
Developing Maison Gbegbe through grassroots engagement and participatory arts-based research
SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
July 12 2024 – 18:00 - 22:00
@ Archive Books
@ SAVVY Contemporary

Gbegbetopia - Developing Maison Gbegbe Through Grassroots Engagement and Participatory Arts-Based Research
Publication contributors: Nadja Afouatey-Alazard, Messanh Amedegato, Sename Koffi Agbodjinou, Musquiqui Chihying, Rosilla Gousanou, Augusto Gerardi Rousset, Mathilde ter Heijne, Elom 20ce, Gregor Kasper, Kaija Kaitavuori, Adjo Nassougou, Amy Patton, Anani Dodji Sanouvi

About the publication
Inspired by Felwine Sarr’s Afrotopia, the publication brings together texts and reflections on Maison Gbegbe, an inter-religious cultural center in Togo focused on exchange, reconciliation, and critical thinking.
Collaboratively developed by the Union des Cultes Traditionnels du Togo (UCTT), L’Africaine d'Architecture, and art&dialogue e.V., Maison Gbegbe uses artistic research to address ecological and social crises and to promote alternative knowledge systems beyond Western epistemology.
The publication provides an overview of the creation process and motivations behind Maison Gbegbe.

Screening: The Currency - Sensing 1 Agbogbloshie
16th Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival
International Competition - Documentary
July 2 2024
@ Psarokokalo

Screening: The Currency - Sensing 1 Agbogbloshie
18th River Film Festival
Competition - Anthropocene
Padua, Italy
June 12 2024 - 22:00
@ River Film Festival

Screening: The Currency – Sensing 1 Agbogbloshie
21st Vienna Shorts
International Competition – Fiction & Documentary – International Competition
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
June 1 2024 – 20:30
@ Vienna Shorts

Panel Discussion
21st Vienna Shorts – Industry Talks
Something Better Change: Film & Activism 
Depot, Vienna, Austria
May 31 2024 – 15:15
@ Industry - Talks

Something Better Change: Film & Activism
Cinematic art serves as a powerful catalyst for shifting public perception and has been closely linked with activist causes since its inception. In the realm of short film, many artists are increasingly focused on challenging the status quo and addressing the current socio-political climate, driven by a yearning for change, one short film at a time. Film directors Christoph Schwarz, Nastia Korkia (Dreams of Putin) and Gregor Kasper (The Currency – Sensing 1 Agbobloshie) will join us to discuss their own engagement in the context of filmmaking practice and share the films that have provided them with inspiration and courage.
Curated By Bojana Bregar; in cooperation with Talking Shorts

Screening: The Currency - Sensing 1 Agbogbloshie
11th Riga Pasaules Film Festival (RPFF)
Short Films: Transformation
Kino Bize, Riga, Latvia
April 26, 2024 - 16:30

Screening: The Currency - Sensing 1 Agbogbloshie
36th Filmfest Dresden
Special Program: Experiments - Like a Phoenix from the Ashes…
Schauburg, Dresden, Germany
April 20 & 21, 2024 - 19:30 & 18:30

Screening: The Currency - Sensing 1 Agbogbloshie
30. Internationale Kurzfilmwoche // 30th Short Film Week Regensburg
German Competition #3 - (R)Evolution
Filmgalerie, Regensburg, Germany
March 10, 2024 - 16:30
@ Kurzfilmwoche

Screening + Artist Talk: The Currency - Sensing 1 Agbogbloshie
Structural Stowaway
Basis, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
December 07, 2023 - 19:00
@ basis

Screening: The Currency - Sensing 1 Agbogbloshie
40th Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest (Kassel Dokfest)
Kassel, Germany
November 14 - 19, 2023
@ Dokfest

Interfilm Festival, Berlin, Germany
November 16, 2023 - 13:00
@ Interfilm

Musquiqui Chihying, Gregor Kasper and Yugen Yah - The Lighting
What About Skin Tones? Opening the Black Box of Lighting

Screening and Filmtalk between Director Musquiqui Chihying, Producer Gregor Kasper and Actor Yugen Yah.
In this discussion, the filmmakers will present their work "The Lighting" while offering profound insights into the intricate matter of technical bias within the domain of filmmaking. Moreover, they will delve into the exploration of how it mirrors the current geopolitical landscape, particularly concerning technology production supply within the Global South, with a particular focus on the interplay between East Asia and the African continent.

Screening: The Currency - Sensing 1 Agbogbloshie
65 ZINEBI - International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao
International Short Film Competition
Bilbao, Spain
November 10 - 17, 2023

Screening: The Currency - Sensing 1 Agbogbloshie
Die große Menschenschau
Neubad, Luzern, Switzerland
October 31 + November 03, 2023 - 19:30
@ Menschenschau

Workshop: The Currency Lab
The Oceans and the Interpreters - The Currency Lab Lagos
Yaba Art Museum, Lagos, Nigeria
October 30 + 31, 2023

Exhibition: The Currency - Sensing 1 Agbogbloshie // The Currency Lab
The Oceans and the Interpreters
CCA - Yaba Art Museum / MADHOUSE, Lagos, Nigeria
October 28 - November 18, 2023
@ CCA Lagos

AU Sow Yee / CHANG En Man + Temitayo Ogunbiyi / CHE Onejoon / LIN Jin Da + YU Cheng Che / HOO Fan Chon / Naeem Mohaiemen / Musquiqui Chihying + Elom 20ce + Gregor Kasper / Tuan Andrew Nguyen / Mark Salvatus / Stefanos Tsivopoulos
Curated by TAKAMORI Nobuo.

Interview: The Guestbook & Café Togo
Alternative Histories and Translocal Echoes - An Interview with Musquiqui Chihying and Gregor Kasper
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden - voices (online), Dresden, Germany
October 18, 2023
@Englisch German
by Mia Yu

Screening & Talk: Café Togo & The Guestbook
WRG Sensor, Braunschweig, Germany
September 23, 2023 - 20:00
@ WRG Sensor

Screening: The Currency - Sensing 1 Agbogbloshie
15th DMZ Docs - International Documentary Film Festival
Goyang City / Paju City, South Korea
September 14 - 21, 2023

Exhibition: The Currency
Structural Stowaway
Basis, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
September 14 - December 10, 2023
@ basis

basis e.V. presents the exhibition "Structural Stowaway" artistic positions that, using China as a point of departure, address the impact of global interconnections and geopolitical ambitions from historical and contemporary perspectives. The artists Musquiqui Chihying, Elom 20ce with Gregor Kasper, Peng Ke, Xiaoshi Qin, Hu Wei, and the collective Geocinema (Asia Bazdyrieva, Solveig Qu Suess) employ the power of artistic expression to visually represent this web of planetary networks and their stowaways.
"Structural Stowaway" gives us an insight into the complexity and contradictions of our globalised world. In addition, various works in the exhibition illustrate how complex the global networks between Asia and the rest of the world have now become, and how landscapes are permeated by a multitude of interests from different nations. At a time of natural disasters, war and the recent pandemic, the exhibition invites us to reflect on the complexity of our world. It highlights how history, legends, and myths permeate our present. At the same time, it shows how information networks and global structures shape our world.
Curated by Antonie Angerer and Anna-Viktoria Eschbach.

Exhibition - Public Space: Verbindungen Nachspüren // Sensing Connections
Wantalon @ Kunst Fest Zeitz
Public Space, Zeitz, Germany
September 08 - 10, 2023
Guided Tour: September 09 - 15:00
@ Wantalon
@ Kunstverein Zeitz

Wantalon - Schatten // Shadows
Bachrun LoMele, Christian Gundtoft, Freizeitgruppe Gestaltung, Gregor Kasper,
Johanna Failer, Ledia Konstandini, Matías Ernstorfer, Rachel TonThat, Stefanie Kraut, Unit 404
Curated by Diana Artus & Petra Mattheis

Screening: The Currency - Sensing 1 Agbogbloshie
76 Locarno Film Festival
Pardi di domani: Concorso internazionale - International Competition Short Film
Locarno, Suisse
August 02 - 12, 2023
@ Locarno Film Festival
@ ubiquarian (review)

A landscape of electronic equipment leftovers, embedded in biting clouds of smoke, burnt earth and dirty water. In Agbogbloshie - one of the world's largest e-waste recycling sites in the middle of Accra - they were dismantled and burnt in order to return their metals to the industrial recycling cycles.
In between, an observer who, by means of acoustic field research, investigates this place as a contact zone of complex global economic, social, power-political and technological processes and questions this from a spiritual perspective.

Online-Exhibition: The Guestbook
Counterpoints: Focus China
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen - ON SCREEN / voices, Dresden, Germany
August 1 - October 31, 2023
ON SCREEN @ Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Counterpoints: Focus China
Musquiqui Chihying & Gregor Kasper, PU Yingwei, YAO Qingmei, WANG Tuo,
curated by Mia YU.
Despite the shared history of socialism, contemporary China and the former GDR resist simplistic, point-by-point comparisons and references. Still, thinking about the former GDR in proximity to China, and vice versa, serves as a useful and productive approach. These selected artists have critically engaged revolutionary histories, languages, aesthetics, architectural spaces and dislocated ideologies. Their films compose an alternative collage of trans-historical storylines, trans-local connections and disjuncture. Through such collage, China, the former GDR as well as all other locales with shared socialist histories and unresolved traumas may serve as refracted images of one and another.

Exhibition & Performance: Café Togo & Café Cameroon
8th RAVY Biennale 2023 - Identités Rhizomiques
Goethe Institut, Yaoundé, Cameroon
July 03 - 09, 2023
@ artouch (review)

Screening: The Currency
Worlds on Fire
E-Werk, Freiburg, Germany
June 09, 2023
@ E-Werk

Screening: Café Togo
4th Taipei Dangdai
Our Place 我們家 / Taipei Platform 台北開放平台 @ Taipei Dangdai 台北當代, Taipei, Taiwan
May 12-14, 2023
@ Dangdai

Our Place 我們家 invited three Taiwanese artists whose works examine the residue of the intricate cross-national history. Through looking for the missing Goddess of the Sea from the old Chinatown in London, through re-encountering Grandmother’s painting in a Chinese restaurant in the USA, through renaming the streets infused with colonial ‘heritage’ in Berlin, in “Looking for Chinatown” by Ting-Ting Cheng, “This Shore” by Tzu-An Wu and “Café Togo” by Musquiqui Chihying & Gregor Kasper, we, as audience, are invited to travel within the personal yet political narratives geographically.
Taipei Dangdai’s screening event takes place at Taipei Platform, organized by Our Place 我們家.

Presentation: and in my garden is growing the world
DA Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, Hörstel, Germany
April 28, 2023
@ DA Kunsthaus

Exit Happyland
Filmfest Dresden / Hole of Fame, Dresden, Germany
April 21, 2023
@ Heinrich Böll Stiftung
@ Filmfest Dresden

Exhibition: The Currency
The Oceans and the Interpreters - 海洋與詮釋者
Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
October 22, 2022 - January 15, 2023
@ Hong Gah Museum Taipei

Exhibition: The Currency
HAUNT, Berlin, Germany
June 18 - July 03, 2022
@ Frontviews

Exhibition: The Guestbook
The Intimate Revolt – 野餐计划
Goethe-Institut, Beijing, China
June 11 - August 07, 2022
@ Goethe-Institut Beijing

Screening: Café Togo
黑影展 - Black, A Film Festival
C-LAB - Taiwan Sound Lab, Taipei, Taiwan
May 20 & 22, 2022
@ catalog (EN)

Workshop: Atelier ouvert de peinture
Activités de pré-configuration de la Maison Gbégbé
Maison Gbégbé, Agouegan, Togo
May 05 & May 07, 2022
@ l’Union des Cultes Traditionnelles du Togo

Exhibition: 19:89 selbst:gespräche
Projektraum Galerie M, Berlin, Germany
April 25 - June 12, 2022
Opening April 23 @ 18:00
@ NKI - Neue Kunst Initiative, Marzahn-Hellersdorf

Online Publication: Soundcheck
Gefährdete Demokratie?! Drei künstlerische Ausrufezeichen
Vermittlungsmaterial für eine künstlerische Unterrichtspraxis in den Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Kulturagenten für kreative Schulen, Berlin, Germany
December, 2021
@ MATERIAL:Box - Kulturagent*innen Berlin

Online Publication & Screening: p{o:s_i/t*i,o]n's #sika dede
AFSAR (Asian Feminist Studio for Art and Research), Berlin, Germany
December 27, 2021

Online Presentation: The Currency - Proof of Ambiguity
ADAM 2021 Rehearsing (for) the Future
Host: River Lin, Special Guest: John Tain
Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taipei, Taiwan
December 16, 2021 @ 12:00 (GMT+1) / 19:00 (GMT+8)
@ Taipei Performing Arts Center

Screening: Café Togo
Citizens in the Shade, Aliens in the Sun: Trade
Vernàcular Institute, Mexico City, Mexico
October 23, 2021 @ 20:00
@ Vernàcular Institute

Screening & Artist Talk: Café Togo
Goethe-Institut, Windhoek, Namibia
October 21, 2021 @ 19:30
Press Text
@ Goethe-Institut

Artist Talk
THEY:LIVE — Student lives revealed through context based art practices
Changing Room, Berlin, Germany
October 04, 2021 @ 18:00
@ Art in Context // Berlin University of the Arts

Presentation: p{o:s_i/t*i,o]n's
AFSAR (Asian Feminist Studio for Art and Research)
Archiving Talk

Brücke Museum, Berlin, Germany
September 30, 2021 @ 17:00
@ Brücke Museum

Screening: Café Togo
Film program at City Kino Wedding, Berlin, Germany
September 05, 2021 @ 18:00
@ City Kino Wedding
@ Changing Room

Radio show: What did you hear?
sub_ʇxǝʇ radio, Berlin, Germany
June 25, 2021 @ 16:15 – 16:45
sub_ʇxǝʇ radio

Un Laboratoire Populaire De La Monnaie
WoeLabs (Prime), Lomé, Togo
May 29 - June 27, 2021

Online Screening: Café Togo
Performances and conversations reflecting the history of the African Quarter, Berlin / Wedding

Changing Room, Berlin, Germany
May 23 - June 05, 2021
Café Togo @ Changing Room

Online Workshop: Soundcheck
Gefährdete Demokratie?! Digitaler Studientag
Kulturagent*innen für kreative Schulen, Berlin, Germany
April 21, 2021 @ 14:30 – 17:00
@ Kulturagenten für kreative Schulen Berlin