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06.07.2014
Exhibition

Make-up

shaped for life?

September 27, 2013 – July 6, 2014

The exhibition “Make-up – Shaped for Life?” explores the practice of body modification in all its forms. Body decoration is a feature common to all cultures and ages. Making alterations to the body and skin appears to be something basically human. People do it to express belonging to a specific group, with the intention of matching an ideal or in the hope of re-inventing themselves and setting themselves apart from others. What do individuals do to their skin and bodies – how far are they prepared to go? The exhibition covers the full range of practices from make-up, body painting, tat¬toos, piercing, scarification to complete body transformation.


Picture Gallery
Japanese make-up set including a substance for blackening teeth (ohaguro); © MKB Pre-Columbian tomb pottery featuring face painting, clay, Peru; © MKB Tattoo on thigh, model: Sandy Caracciolo; © MKB, photo: Derek Li Wan Po, 2013 Iatmul ceremonial chair featuring ornamental scars, Papua New Guinea; © MKB Ceramic figure with nose piercing, Puruha, Ecuador; © MKB Body modifications: Tattoo, piercing, silicone implant, model: Sandy Caracciolo; © MKB, photo: Derek Li Wan Po, 2013
Japanese make-up set including a substance for blackening teeth (ohaguro); © MKB
Pre-Columbian tomb pottery featuring face painting, clay, Peru; © MKB
Tattoo on thigh, model: Sandy Caracciolo; © MKB, photo: Derek Li Wan Po, 2013
Iatmul ceremonial chair featuring ornamental scars, Papua New Guinea; © MKB
Ceramic figure with nose piercing, Puruha, Ecuador; © MKB
Body modifications: Tattoo, piercing, silicone implant, model: Sandy Caracciolo; © MKB, photo: Derek Li Wan Po, 2013
 
Activities
Last guided tour
Make-up

Last guided tour

Make-up

July 6, 2014, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Last guided tour
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
July 6, 2014, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

What are we trying to achieve by putting on make-up or changing our appearance in other ways? The human body is not (only) a given, it is a mouldable entity: colours, tattoos, scarification, Botox …

With Kathrin Fischer, co-curator of “Make-up – Shaped for life?”
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Last guided tour
Make-up

Last guided tour

Make-up

July 6, 2014, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Guided Tour
Make-up

Guided Tour

Make-up

June 22, 2014, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Guided Tour
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
June 22, 2014, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

What are we trying to achieve by putting on make-up or changing our appearance in other ways? The human body is not (only) a given, it is a mouldable entity: colours, tattoos, scarification, Botox …

With Reingard Dirscherl
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Make-up

Guided Tour

Make-up

June 22, 2014, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Wednesday matinee
Make Up

Wednesday matinee

Make Up

June 18, 2014, 10.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Wednesday matinee
X
Make Up
Make Up
Body and social status
June 18, 2014, 10.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

What are people prepared to do to attain and retain social status? How do originally frowned-upon body practices suddenly become a mass phenomenon? And what happens when body modification becomes fashionable and looses its special status distinction?

With Kathrin Fischer, co-curator of “Make-up – Shaped for life?”
> in german

CHF 10/5

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Wednesday matinee
Make Up

Wednesday matinee

Make Up

June 18, 2014, 10.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Lunchtimte talk
Make-up

Lunchtimte talk

Make-up

June 12, 2014, 12.30 - 13.00 p. m.

Lunchtimte talk
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Lunchtime talk | Painted
June 12, 2014, 12.30 - 13.00 p. m.

Anthropologists not only observe, take notes and analyse – they also participate. Learn more about the fieldwork procedure in a conversation between:

Alexander Brust and Gaby Fierz
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Lunchtimte talk
Make-up

Lunchtimte talk

Make-up

June 12, 2014, 12.30 - 13.00 p. m.

Guided tour
Make-up

Guided tour

Make-up

May 25, 2014, 11.00 a. m - 12.00 noon

Guided tour
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
May 25, 2014, 11.00 a. m - 12.00 noon

What are we trying to achieve by putting on make-up or changing our appearance in other ways? The human body is not (only) a given, it is a mouldable entity: colours, tattoos, scarification, Botox …

With Reingard Dirscherl
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
Make-up

Guided tour

Make-up

May 25, 2014, 11.00 a. m - 12.00 noon

Lunchtime talk
Make-up

Lunchtime talk

Make-up

May 8, 2014, 12.30 - 1.00 p. m.

Lunchtime talk
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Lunchtime talk | Marked
May 8, 2014, 12.30 - 1.00 p. m.

What makes tattoos, piercings and other forms of body modification so fascinating? What’s the relationship between body modification and personal biography?

With Richard Kunz in conversation with Gaby Fierz - in the exhibition "Make-Up"
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Lunchtime talk
Make-up

Lunchtime talk

Make-up

May 8, 2014, 12.30 - 1.00 p. m.

Workshop
Make-up

Workshop

Make-up

May 4, 2014, 1.00 - 5.00 p. m.

Workshop
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Workshop for kids | Skin decoration
May 4, 2014, 1.00 - 5.00 p. m.

Applying patterns to the skin makes it look beautiful and can mean many things. This is what we are going to do – but don’t worry, it’s not for good!

Workshop for kids of 6 and older

With Regina Mathez
> in german

CHF 5

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Workshop
Make-up

Workshop

Make-up

May 4, 2014, 1.00 - 5.00 p. m.

Tattoo-Weekend
Make-up

Tattoo-Weekend

Make-up

May 3, 2014 – May 4, 2014

Tattoo-Weekend
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Tattoo-Weekend | Irezumi – Traditional Japanese Tattoo Art
May 3, 2014 – May 4, 2014

Alex Reinke Horikitsune was for a long time the only European who was taken in as an apprentice by the world famous Irezumi artist Horiyoshi III in Yokohama, Japan. In his London studio Alex Reinke only produces traditional Japanese Irezumi tattoos that are admired far beyond the tattoo scene. In 2011 Alex Reinke ordained as a lay-monk of the rinzai-zen order under Daizan Roshi in London.
Alexandra Krammer is practising psychiatrist. As a wearer of a tattoo by Alex Reinke she is not only professionally but also personally interested in body modifications.

Saturday, May 3 2014
11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon Alex Reinke in conversation with Richard Kunz about
traditional Japanese tattooing and Zen Buddhism
1.00 - 3.00 p.m. Live-tattooing by Alex Reinke
3.30 - 4.30 p.m. Alexandra Krammer in conversation with Richard Kunz
about medical views on body modification and her
personal experience as a wearer of a tattoo

Sunday, May 4 2014
12.00 noon - 2.00 p.m. Live-tattoing by Alex Reinke
3.00 - 4.00 p.m. Alex Reinke and Alexandra Krammer in conversation
with Richard Kunz about the relationship of client and
tattoo artist, selection of motif, etc.

With Alex Reinke Horikitsune, tattoo artist; Alexandra Krammer, practising psychiatrist and Richard Kunz, curator of the exhibition “Make up - shaped for life?”
> in german

Admission fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Tattoo-Weekend
Make-up

Tattoo-Weekend

Make-up

May 3, 2014 – May 4, 2014

Guided tour
Make-up

Guided tour

Make-up

April 13, 2014, 3.00 - 4.00 a. m.

Guided tour
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Guided tour in sign language | Make-up
April 13, 2014, 3.00 - 4.00 a. m.

What are we trying to achieve by putting on make-up or changing our appearance in other ways? The human body is not (only) a given, it is a mouldable entity: colours, tattoos, scarification, Botox …

With Lua Leirner
> in german sign language

Admission fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
Make-up

Guided tour

Make-up

April 13, 2014, 3.00 - 4.00 a. m.

Guided tour
Make-up

Guided tour

Make-up

April 6, 2014, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided tour
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Guided tour | Make-up
April 6, 2014, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

What are we trying to achieve by putting on make-up or changing our appearance in other ways? The human body is not (only) a given, it is a mouldable entity: colours, tattoos, scarification, Botox …

With Richard Kunz
> in german

Admission fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
Make-up

Guided tour

Make-up

April 6, 2014, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided Tour
Make-up

Guided Tour

Make-up

March 23, 2014, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

Guided Tour
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Guided Tour | Make-up
March 23, 2014, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

The human body is by no means a given entity, it is a mouldable mass.

With Kathrin Fischer
> in german

Admission fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Make-up

Guided Tour

Make-up

March 23, 2014, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

Talk
Make-up

Talk

Make-up

March 20, 2014, 12.30 to 1.00 p.m.

Talk
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Lunchtime Talk | Being Different
March 20, 2014, 12.30 to 1.00 p.m.

Are tattoos the expression of a unique identity, of belonging to a specific group, or are they a mere fashion trend?

Gian Battista Wiegner, anthropology student and associate at the Museum der Kulturen Basel, in conversation with Gaby Fierz - in the exhibition Make up.
> in german

Admission fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Talk
Make-up

Talk

Make-up

March 20, 2014, 12.30 to 1.00 p.m.

Discussion
Make-up

Discussion

Make-up

March 16, 2014, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

Discussion
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Exhibition Discussion | Trim Mouth
March 16, 2014, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

Pointed teeth, filed teeth, crooked teeth, tongue studs and tattooed gums: The dentist Brigitte Zimmerli and the curator of the exhibition “Make-up”, Richard Kunz, talk about mouth adorment in historical, anthropological and medical perspective. How much can a mouth take, when does it become harmful?

With Dr. med. dent. Brigitte Zimmerli, Burgdorf, and Richard Kunz.
> in german

Admission fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Discussion
Make-up

Discussion

Make-up

March 16, 2014, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

Talk
Make-up

Talk

Make-up

February 20, 2014, 12.30 to 1.00 p.m

Talk
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Lunchtime Talk | Pin Pricks
February 20, 2014, 12.30 to 1.00 p.m

Using the skin as a canvas: Where does body modification stand between consumerism, art, rebellion, belonging and addiction? A plea for less meaning under the skin.

Anne Fritsche, media specialist and Kaos-pilot, in conversation with Kathrin Fischer.
> in german

Admission fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Talk
Make-up

Talk

Make-up

February 20, 2014, 12.30 to 1.00 p.m

Guided Tour
Make-up

Guided Tour

Make-up

February 2, 2014, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

Guided Tour
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Guided Tour | Make-up
February 2, 2014, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

The human body is by no means a given entity, it is a mouldable mass.

With Kathrin Fischer
> in german

Admission fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Make-up

Guided Tour

Make-up

February 2, 2014, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

Talk
Make-up

Talk

Make-up

January 23, 2014, 12.30 to 1.00 p.m.

Talk
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Lunchtime Talk | Tongue Twisters
January 23, 2014, 12.30 to 1.00 p.m.

What makes tattoos, piercings and other body modifications so popular, what makes them so appealing?

Neele Schulte, MA Art Education, Associate of the Museum der Kulturen, in conversation with Gaby Fierz.
> in german

Admission fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Talk
Make-up

Talk

Make-up

January 23, 2014, 12.30 to 1.00 p.m.

Guided Tour
Make-up

Guided Tour

Make-up

January 12, 2014, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

Guided Tour
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Guided Tour | Make-up
January 12, 2014, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

The human body is by no means a given entity, it is a mouldable mass.

With Reingard Dirscherl
> in german

Admission fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Make-up

Guided Tour

Make-up

January 12, 2014, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

Discussion
Make-up

Discussion

Make-up

November 10, 2013, 3.00 to 4.00 p.m.

Discussion
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Discussion | Different but very normal
November 10, 2013, 3.00 to 4.00 p.m.

Sandy Caracciolo visits the exhibition “Make-up – Shaped for Life?”

Pointed ears, a split tongue, little silicon horns, piercings and tattoos – since the age of twelve Sandy Caracciolo has been altering and shaping her body at discretion, and has made of her passion a profession. The successful businesswoman loves to talk about her work and has a lot to tell about the background and aesthetics of tattoos, piercings and implants.

With Sandy Caracciolo and Gaby Fierz
> in german

Admission fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Discussion
Make-up

Discussion

Make-up

November 10, 2013, 3.00 to 4.00 p.m.

Guided Tour
Make-up

Guided Tour

Make-up

November 3, 2013, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

Guided Tour
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Guided Tour | Make-up
November 3, 2013, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

The human body is by no means a given entity, it is a mouldable mass.

With Kathrin Fischer
> in german

Admission fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Make-up

Guided Tour

Make-up

November 3, 2013, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

Wednesday matinee
Make-up

Wednesday matinee

Make-up

October 16, 2013, 10.00 to 12.00 noon

Wednesday matinee
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Wednesday Matinee | Ideals of Beauty, Sporting Ambition or Eternal Youth?
October 16, 2013, 10.00 to 12.00 noon

Are we really in control of our own body? Who decides when and how alterations are made to the body? What are the norms and ideals that inform our concept of a perfect body? How do other cultures see it? These are just some of the questions that the exhibition “Make-up – Shaped for Life?” addresses.

With Katrin Fischer, co-curator of the exhibition “Make-up” and Gaby Fierz.
> in german

CHF 10/5

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Wednesday matinee
Make-up

Wednesday matinee

Make-up

October 16, 2013, 10.00 to 12.00 noon

Guided Tour
Make-up

Guided Tour

Make-up

October 13, 2013, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

Guided Tour
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Guided Tour | Make-up
October 13, 2013, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

The human body is by no means a given entity, it is a mouldable mass.

With Richard Kunz
> in german

Admission fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Make-up

Guided Tour

Make-up

October 13, 2013, 11.00 to 12.00 noon

Performance and talk
Make-up

Performance and talk

Make-up

October 13, 2013, 3.00 to 4.00 p.m.

Performance and talk
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Performance and Talk | Drag Queen - Morphing
October 13, 2013, 3.00 to 4.00 p.m.

What makes a woman a woman, and a man a man? Jazzmin Dian Moore explores this issue in his/her performance. It is followed by a conversation with Richard Kunz on the topic of gender switching and what it really means for the person concerned.

With Jazzmin Dian Moore and Richard Kunz, curator of the exhibition “Make-up”.
> in german

Admission fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Performance and talk
Make-up

Performance and talk

Make-up

October 13, 2013, 3.00 to 4.00 p.m.

Workshop for kids
Make-up

Workshop for kids

Make-up

October 6, 2013, 1.00 to 5.00 p.m.

Workshop for kids
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Workshop for kids | Skin Décor
October 6, 2013, 1.00 to 5.00 p.m.

Patterns on the skin look good and offer protection. We are going to decorate our skin. But don’t worry – it’s not for good!

Workshop for kids of 6 and older

With Sarah Labhardt
> in german

CHF 5

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Workshop for kids
Make-up

Workshop for kids

Make-up

October 6, 2013, 1.00 to 5.00 p.m.

First Guided Tour
Make-up

First Guided Tour

Make-up

September 29, 2013, 11.00 - 12.00 noon

First Guided Tour
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
First Guided Tour | Make-up
September 29, 2013, 11.00 - 12.00 noon

The human body is by no means a given entity, it is a mouldable mass.

With Richard Kunz curator of the exhibition
> in german

Admission fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
First Guided Tour
Make-up

First Guided Tour

Make-up

September 29, 2013, 11.00 - 12.00 noon

Official opening
Make-up

Official opening

Make-up

September 26, 2013, 6.30 p.m.

Official opening
X
Make-up
Make-up
shaped for life?
Official Opening | Make-up – Shaped for life?
September 26, 2013, 6.30 p.m.

You are cordially invited.

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Official opening
Make-up

Official opening

Make-up

September 26, 2013, 6.30 p.m.

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