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Exhibition

StrawGold

Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible

Starting October 25, 2014 

Why is a Bavarian dirndl tailored from African waxprint cloths? Moreover, what is African about these cloths? Can it be that in southern Asia and the Himalayan region the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara is represented by a male being, while in Japan the same bodhisattva is worshipped in female form named Kannon Bosatsu. The second permanent exhibition titled StrawGold focuses on cultural appropriation and transformation processes. Items of everyday use, technologies, materials, political ideas as well as religious beliefs spread not only across regions, but across the entire world. In their new settings they are gradually absorbed and creatively woven into new cultural contexts.

In ten stations the exhibition addresses different themes, such as upcycling, fashion, religious interrelationships and (hi)stories of global economic entanglement, through to rites of passage.

Since cultural transformation processes belong to the constants in life, changes are also made to two of the exhibition galleries each year. In the opening gallery alternating artists are showcased with a work which, in some way or another, was inspired by an object in our collections. The last gallery in the exhibition is redesigned twice a year in order to address further themes or to enlarge upon special aspects of the exhibition – either in the form of shows designed alongside with collaborative partners or in workshops in which visitors are invited to engage and convert an item of everyday use into something new and special.

The Exhibition plays host to

Dominique Lanz: Side Scene
07.06. - 02.10.2016


Picture gallery
Necklace; Hamburg, Germany; PET bottles, acrylic paint, lisle; 2014; Design: Florie Salnot Dirndl à l'Africaine; Munich, Germany; cotton, syntetic, cowry, lace; 2014; Design: Marie Darouiche, Rahmée Wetterich (NOH NEE) Cloth with shibori pattern; Honsu, Japan; Silk, Indigo; 1963; IId 5946 Plastic can; Dakar, Senegal; recycling plastic; 2014
Necklace; Hamburg, Germany; PET bottles, acrylic paint, lisle; 2014; Design: Florie Salnot
Dirndl à l'Africaine; Munich, Germany; cotton, syntetic, cowry, lace; 2014; Design: Marie Darouiche, Rahmée Wetterich (NOH NEE)
Cloth with shibori pattern; Honsu, Japan; Silk, Indigo; 1963; IId 5946
Plastic can; Dakar, Senegal; recycling plastic; 2014
Impressions
 
Activities
Guided tour
StrawGold

Guided tour

StrawGold

July 10, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided tour
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StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
July 10, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

How come a Bavarian dirndl is made of African cloths? Moreover, in what way are these cloths still African? Objects, ideas and technologies have been travelling between cultures since time immemorial. The exhibition StrawGold tells you more about these fascinating entanglements.

With Reingard Dirscherl
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
StrawGold

Guided tour

StrawGold

July 10, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Open workshop for kids
StrawGold

Open workshop for kids

StrawGold

August 7, 2016, 1.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Open workshop for kids
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Print your own design
August 7, 2016, 1.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

The textile designer Dominique Lanz got the inspiration for her cloth design from a mask. Like the designer we too make a stamp and use it to print our own design.

With Sarah Labhardt Hadinia
> in german
> for kids of 6 and older

Material CHF 5.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Open workshop for kids
StrawGold

Open workshop for kids

StrawGold

August 7, 2016, 1.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Guided tour
StrawGold

Guided tour

StrawGold

August 21, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided tour
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StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
August 21, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

How come a Bavarian dirndl is made of African cloths? Moreover, in what way are these cloths still African? Objects, ideas and technologies have been travelling between cultures since time immemorial. The exhibition StrawGold tells you more about these fascinating entanglements.

With Nadja Breger
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
StrawGold

Guided tour

StrawGold

August 21, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Workshop for adults
StrawGold

Workshop for adults

StrawGold

September 10, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Workshop for adults
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Cultural Transformation
Rendered Visible
The Art of Folding Paper
September 10, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper, transforms a simple piece of paper into an intricate three-dimensional object. The Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake transferred the idea of origami to cloth and applied it to his collections. Taking objects from the collection as inspiration, this workshop teaches you the basics of classical origami.

Feel free to bring along a snack for yourself

With Regina Mathez and Stephanie Lovász
> in german

Please register until Fri 2.9.2016 at info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch or under 061 266 56 32
Costs: CHF 95.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Workshop for adults
StrawGold

Workshop for adults

StrawGold

September 10, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Guided tour
StrawGold

Guided tour

StrawGold

September 11, 2016, 3.00 p.m. - 4. p.m.

Guided tour
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StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
Gender Trouble - Stories about Male and Female Things
September 11, 2016, 3.00 p.m. - 4. p.m.

To mark the anniversary “50 years of women’s vote in Canton Basel-Stadt”: Who was Kristin Bühler-Oppenheim? What does a woman’s dress made of men’s shirts have to tell us? The guided tour explains how gender relations are reflected in objects and how material things are used to enact gender identities.

With Elisabeth Wilhelm
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
StrawGold

Guided tour

StrawGold

September 11, 2016, 3.00 p.m. - 4. p.m.

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