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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

Martin Stützle with "woven and printed"
February 2, 2016 - June 5, 2016
The artist is present in the exhibition on 3 February, 2 March and 6 April, always between 2.00 and 8.00 p.m.

> What the future holds - Coming of age in Zurich, Ouagadougou and Bamako
April 10, 2016 - June 5, 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
Open workshop for kids
WATER SPIRIT

Open workshop for kids

WATER SPIRIT

June 5, 2016, 1.00 - 5.00 p.m.

Open workshop for kids
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WATER SPIRIT
WATER SPIRIT
June 5, 2016, 1.00 - 5.00 p.m.

Reverse class painting is a special painting technique. In the exhibitions StrawGold and Tallies, Pots and Costumes you will find examples of this art form. Using this technique we create a luck-bringing spirit.

With Regina Mathez
> in german
> for kids of 6 and older

Material CHF 5.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Open workshop for kids
WATER SPIRIT

Open workshop for kids

WATER SPIRIT

June 5, 2016, 1.00 - 5.00 p.m.

Guided tour for kids
StrawGold

Guided tour for kids

StrawGold

June 12, 2016, 10.45 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided tour for kids
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StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
June 12, 2016, 10.45 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Viewing the same exhibition but seeing things differently and then talking with each other about the experience is the whole point of the family tandem tours. Children and adults set off on separate guided tours through the exhibition. While the adults spend longer in the exhibition, the children visit a workshop where they make things that reflect themes of the exhibition, in this case StrawGold - Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible.

With Reingard Dirscherl and Elisabeth Wilhelm
> in german
for kids of 6 and older

Material CHF 5.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour for kids
StrawGold

Guided tour for kids

StrawGold

June 12, 2016, 10.45 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided tour for adults
StrawGold

Guided tour for adults

StrawGold

June 12, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided tour for adults
X
StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
June 12, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Viewing the same exhibition but seeing things differently and then talking with each other about the experience is the whole point of the family tandem tours. Children and adults set off on separate guided tours through the exhibition. While the adults spend longer in the exhibition, the children visit a workshop where they make things that reflect themes of the exhibition, in this case StrawGold - Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible.

With Reingard Dirscherl and Elisabeth Wilhelm
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour for adults
StrawGold

Guided tour for adults

StrawGold

June 12, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

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