Zenkeri is a project about the German botanist and gardener Georg August Zenker who was one of the most prominent and ambivalent figures in the course of German colonialism. He lived, worked and died in Bipindi, a small patch of land in the Cameroonian jungle. Here he built a colonial style villa and achieved great success as a botanist and zoologist. His ruinous villa is now home to his descendants for whom their German heritage has become both a blessing and a curse.
Yana Wernicke and Jonas Feige aim to illustrate how the small chapter of German colonialism in Cameroon still influences and coins identities today.
Athens Photo Festival 2017
[Towards the Other]
Yana Wernicke / Jonas Feige (DE)
Opening: Wednesday 14 June, 2017
Duration: 14 June – 30 July, 2017
Venue: Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe
Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday: 11:00-21:00, Thursday: 10:00-23:00,