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Exhibition

StrawGold

Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible

Starting 25.10. 2014 / Permanent Exhibition  

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

HyperWerk: Story weaving, continued
4.10. 2016 - 5.2. 2017

Join-in workshop for all visitors: ParticiPAPER
30.10. 2016 - 2.4. 2017


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
Workshop for adults
DON’T BRUSH AWAY HAPPINESS 
WHEN IT VISITS YOUR HOUSE AT NEW YEAR

Workshop for adults

DON’T BRUSH AWAY HAPPINESS
WHEN IT VISITS YOUR HOUSE AT NEW YEAR

January 28, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Workshop for adults
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DON’T BRUSH AWAY HAPPINESS WHEN IT VISITS YOUR HOUSE AT NEW YEAR
DON’T BRUSH AWAY HAPPINESS
WHEN IT VISITS YOUR HOUSE AT NEW YEAR
January 28, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Getting rid of last year’s burdens means cleaning and freshly decorating the house before New Year’s Day. In Japan people hang up red lampions. The colour stands for happiness, joy and wealth. We create from origami paper lucky charms, symbols of happiness and greeting cards to mark the New Year. For inspiration we rely on objects from East Asia that once found their way into the museum.

With Stephanie Lovász and Regina Mathez
> in german

CHF 75.00

Bring with you a snack. Please register until 23.1.2017 at info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch or under 061 266 56 32


> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Workshop for adults
DON’T BRUSH AWAY HAPPINESS 
WHEN IT VISITS YOUR HOUSE AT NEW YEAR

Workshop for adults

DON’T BRUSH AWAY HAPPINESS
WHEN IT VISITS YOUR HOUSE AT NEW YEAR

January 28, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Guided tour
StrawGold

Guided tour

StrawGold

January 29, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided tour
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StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
January 29, 2017, 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. Learn more about these fascinating entanglements.

With Reingard Dirscherl
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
StrawGold

Guided tour

StrawGold

January 29, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Lecture and discussion
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

Lecture and discussion

GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

March 1, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Lecture and discussion
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GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY
Trophy or souvenir? Missionaries as collectors
March 1, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Missionaries of the Basel Mission often spent long years abroad. They encountered otherness with both fascination and resistance, at times with disgust. How are exoticism and xenophobia reflected in the collections they acquired? We go in search of clues, following in the footsteps of two striking missionary personalities.

With Isabella Bozsa and Dagmar Konrad, Fellowship MKB.
> in german

Entrance fee

Supported by the Georges and Mirjam Kinzel-Fonds.

> Link to "Grasping Anthropology"

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Lecture and discussion
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

Lecture and discussion

GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

March 1, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

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