SAVVY Contemporary | The laboratory of form-ideas was founded in 2009 by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung as an art space, discursive platform, place for good talks, foods and drinks – a space for conviviality. Run by a team of over 30 people coming from over 23 countries, SAVVY Contemporary situates itself at the threshold of notions of the West and non-West, to understand and deconstruct them. We have realized a kaleidoscope of art exhibitions, performances, film screenings, lectures, concerts, readings, talks, dances and much more – in Berlin, Germany and the world. 

As an independent art space questioning fixed notions, we always work in precarious conditions. The current moment of confinement, of social and political tensions challenge us further to continue our practice of radical conviviality, unlearning and sharing. 

Outside view on the opening day in 2020 / Photo by Raisa Galofre

Outside view on the opening day in 2020 / Photo by Raisa Galofre

These are times in which SAVVY Contemporary’s community needs to be heard and seen, to make a stand – accentuated, visibly situated. The current expressions of endangered communities, defying the continuous history of political violence explain the reasons for self-determined, independent spaces – for the communities holding them together, able to transform the violence and the silence into continuous co-creative spaces of a collective living. As a space that is constantly becoming, that is taking risky positions, moving on a path of radical conviviality, SAVVY Contemporary is a constantly endangered space. With our engagement, we take the risky step to move, in order to make co-creation and pluralistic living an enduring and tangible reality.

By purchasing these original works or editions by artists close to our space and practice you support us maintaining our work and structure as well as paying our team.

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