e n s e m b l e-1  SABAA ART AWARD 2021




176 Artworks received

4 Winners in 4 Categories

21 artists and 49 artworks exhibited online in a 3-D-room

for 3 month from January to March 2022

+ 1 catalogue and 5 readers on art and post-colonialism: see below

The idea

What do we know about the effect and image of the Covid-19-Pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa? What do we see and hear beyond some reports and some statistics? What does matter? What is the story of the place, the group, the individual? What is a better representation of reality than the individual artistic utterance of an experience and impression? What artistic positions are being formulated now?

The purpose

Providing a voice and visibility for this specific situation and change on our planet. Focusing on a limited, less-priority area (Sub-Saharan Africa seen from the global North), its coverage often hampered by preconceived ideas and attitudes. Putting the individual in the center with its hopes and fears, with its daily-life reality. Acknowledging that art and artworks foster insights of a special, extraordinary nature. Showcasing humanity. Exchange, share. Creating a discourse.

Want to know more and see all the artworks and find intriguing pictures, ideas, texts? 

Exhibition-Catalogue: #ensemble - Pandemic Voices and Views from Sub-Sahara Africa
- all artworks exhibited (pictures and literary texts)
- detailed information of the winners and all other artists and works
- articles, essays, reports, research on "Africa", "African art", South-North relations and aspects, the pandemic
- artworks by youngsters from Uganda on the pandemic (exhibition in Kampala 2021)
- photos from daily life in Sub-Saharan countries.
#ensemble Katalog final 6Mb.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 4.9 MB
Kursorischer Überblick zu Geschichte und (ästhetischen) Positionen zeitgenössischer bildender Kunst und Literatur des afrikanischen Kontinents
Reader von 46 Seiten, mit Beispielen und Literaturverweisen
#ensemble Reader Kunst.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 4.0 MB
(Post)Koloniale Kontinuitäten in Deutschland? (auf Deutsch, in German), 2022
Reader von 14 Seiten, mit Beispielen und Literaturverweisen
postkoloniale kontinuitäten reader.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 1.9 MB
Deutsche Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (EZ) - Gemeinsam für den Frieden?
Reader von 15 Seiten, mit Beispielen und Literaturverweisen
deutsche entwicklungszusammenarbeit read
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 4.0 MB
Globales Lernen - mit Kopf, Herz und Hand globale Zusammenhänge verstehen?
Reader von 15 Seiten, mit Beispielen und Literaturverweisen
globales lernen reader.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 733.3 KB
Fallanalyse Ruanda: Versöhnung nach Völkermord?
Reader von 16 Seiten, mit Beispielen und Literaturverweisen
Fallanalyse Ruanda.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 2.5 MB

"anders & gleich": a special side program to the exhibition:


During the three-month exhibition, a development-oriented side program has been offered in Berlin and online that explores the complex relationships and interconnections between the Global South and North.

It was curated by Oumar Diallo (Guinea-Conakry / Afrika-Haus Berlin) and Ulrich Wünsch (Germany / SABAA.education) with the support of Johanna Griebert (Germany / Your Art Beat e.V.). 

Funding came via SDG-means by Stiftung Nord-Süd-Brücken, Berlin.

overview side program to the art award #ensemble-1 and the online-exhibition
#ensemble-1 Ausstellung & Beiprogramm.pd
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 6.7 MB

Always pay a visit to kukutana,

the online-gallery of modern African art by SABAA.