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Nico Andreas Heller in Conversation with Yvon Ngassam.

Yvon Ngassam, based in Douala, Cameroon, combines traditional and contemporary media to explore urban transformation and to confront the enduring legacies of slavery, colonial history, displacement and migration. Employing a wide range of techniques, from photography, video and sound, to conceptual, live and digital art, he examines these themes from the perspective of resilience and through the prism of dreams, envisioning alternative narratives of empowerment.

Central to his work is his profound engagement with Cameroon's socio-political landscape and the wider African context. By combining traditional methods like etching and embroidery with technologies such ... 

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