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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

Primary school Gartenhof in Allschwil: Different but Same
7.2. - 11.6. 2017

Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst: Times of Waste - What remains
23.4. - 24.9. 2017

Barbara Muff: 290'000
13.6. - 9.10. 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
Guided tour for kids
StrawGold

Guided tour for kids

StrawGold

April 30, 2017, 10.45 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided tour for kids
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StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
Family tandem through the Museum
April 30, 2017, 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 Christophe Schneider and Regina Mathez
> in german
for kids of 6 and older

Material CHF 5.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour for kids
StrawGold

Guided tour for kids

StrawGold

April 30, 2017, 10.45 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided tour for adults
StrawGold

Guided tour for adults

StrawGold

April 30, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided tour for adults
X
StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
Family tandem through the Museum
April 30, 2017, 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 Christophe Schneider and Regina Mathez
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour for adults
StrawGold

Guided tour for adults

StrawGold

April 30, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Open workshop for kids
StrawGold

Open workshop for kids

StrawGold

May 7, 2017, 01.00 - 05.00 p.m.

Open workshop for kids
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StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
New from old newspapers
May 7, 2017, 01.00 - 05.00 p.m.

Upcycling is an important topic in the exhibition StrawGold. Fascinating what you can make out of old newspapers: wrapping paper, balls, little bags, and much more.

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

Material CHF 5.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Open workshop for kids
StrawGold

Open workshop for kids

StrawGold

May 7, 2017, 01.00 - 05.00 p.m.

Two-day workshop for adults
Shibori III - folding, stitching, binding, dyeing

Two-day workshop for adults

Shibori III - folding, stitching, binding, dyeing

May 13, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. – May 14, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Two-day workshop for adults
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Shibori III - folding, stitching, binding, dyeing
Shibori III - folding, stitching, binding, dyeing
May 13, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. – May 14, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

In this third workshop you will learn more about the Japanese dye method called shibori. Hiroyuki Murase, son of an old artisan family in the fifth generation, will impart the basics and various techniques of shibori, relying on pieces from the museum’s collections for inspiration.

Please bring with you a light-coloured T-shirt or cloth, a pair of scissors, an apron and a picnic lunch for the midday break.

>With Hiroyuki Murase, creative director of the company Suzuan, Stephanie Lovász and Regina Mathez

Please register until Mon 8.5.2017 at info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch or under 061 266 56 32.
CHF 210.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Two-day workshop for adults
Shibori III - folding, stitching, binding, dyeing

Two-day workshop for adults

Shibori III - folding, stitching, binding, dyeing

May 13, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. – May 14, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Guide Tour
StrawGold

Guide Tour

StrawGold

June 18, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guide Tour
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StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
June 18, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Two guided tours in StrawGold, two different aspects of cultural change. The first tour Doing Gender on 9 April explores what makes men and women different, here and elsewhere. The second tour on 18 June deals with objects, ideas and techniques that travel to and fro between cultures and gradually change in the process.

With Christophe Schneider
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guide Tour
StrawGold

Guide Tour

StrawGold

June 18, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

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