“I already was thinking about labor, people’s rights, and sound,” Ndikung said of his curatorial approach at the start.
Around the time he returned to Berlin, Ndikung began mounting small exhibitions in gallery spaces around the city.
“One director of an institution told me, ‘We are not interested in showing African art—we are interested in contemporary art,’” Ndikung recalled.
Savvy Contemporary’s Documenta 14 radio station SAVVY Funk, broadcasting from Berlin.
“This was a subject which most of the curators could relate to personally, and one that seemed apropos to the social focus of Documenta 14,” Oguibe said.