\Fernando Bryce01.11. - 20.12.2008
Fernando Bryce, *1965 in Lima, Peru,
lives and works in Berlin and New York
Text: Angelika Richter
In his current series Die Welt (The World), Fernando Bryce addresses the age of classical imperialism from 1880 to shortly after the end of the First World War.
Excerpts from the Peruvian El Comercio, on the invasion of France by German troops, the Deutsch-Ostafrika Zeitung, on the increase of corporal punishment against “natives,” or the Spanish La Huelga General, on democracy and capitalism, provide an overview of the territorial expansion of European powers and markets at the time. The escalation of colonialism and the interweaving of international money, trade, and migration currents are found in quotations from Marxist theoretician Rosa Luxemburg, anthropologist Franz Boas, but also General Lothar von Trotha, commander of the German colonial forces in what was then German South West Africa.Read more