documenta X - home June 21 - September 28, 1997
Oladélé A. Bamgboyé
Oladélé A. Bamgboyé
Born 1963 in Nigeria,
lives in London
Documenta-Hall:
Paradigm Shift: African Stories, 1997

Foyer of the Museum Fridericianum:
Homeward Bound, 1995

Video works.
Paradigm Shift
shown in
The Short Century,
curated by Okwui Enwezor.
»My working practice aims to challenge the assumed knowledge that perpetuates the continual systematic denial of advancements in Africa both past and present in relation to those of the West Within the field of the arts, there are often suspicious views by the Western establishment that confirm the claimed intelectual superiority of Western contemporary art 'über alles'. This holds true despite the well-intended efforts of political and cultural correctness...«

(from the documenta X short guide)
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