The exhibition series “Archives in Residence” in the Archiv Galerie, which has been running since 2018, focuses on independent local archives as alternative places of knowledge production. Following presentations of collections on art in the context of developmental disability (Euward, 2021), and on queerness in Munich (Forum Queeres Archiv München, 2022) the series will continue with “Archiv 451 / Trikont Verlag”.
Trikont was named after the tricontinental conference at which strategies against the discrimination of the so-called “Third World” were developed in Havana in 1966. Among the first and most successful books were the Mao Bible and Che Guevara’s Bolivian Diary, which went through eleven editions. Trikont Verlag published German-language publications and translations on the contemporary European and regional labour movement, on decolonisation and anti-fascism, on alternative ways of life and radical social changes. And Trikont was the starting point of the publishing house Frauenoffensive, the first autonomous feminist publishing house in the Federal Republic. In 1971, Trikont — Unsere Stimme [Our Voice] started producing records, which resulted in Trikont Musikverlag, the oldest German independent label.
Curated by Sabine Brantl.