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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

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
Guided Tour
StrawGold

Guided Tour

StrawGold

October 30, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided Tour
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StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
October 30, 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 Elisabeth Wilhelm
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
StrawGold

Guided Tour

StrawGold

October 30, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Workshop for adults
StrawGold

Workshop for adults

StrawGold

November 5, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 04.00 p.m.

Workshop for adults
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StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
Simply paper
November 5, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 04.00 p.m.

What do paper and textiles have in common, and how does one make a paper textile? The workshop introduces you to the fascinating world of paper textiles. Discover by way of experimentation the many ways of making paper fabrics. By twisting, cutting, weaving and knotting, old pieces of paper are transformed into something new. The emphasis of this workshop is on experimenting and experiencing the transformation.

With Anna Cordasco, Regina Mathez and Stephanie Lovász
> in german

CHF 95.-

Please register by 28.10.2016 at info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch
or under 061 266 56 32
Please bring along: pieces of old paper, scissors, cutter, set square, ruler and a snack for yourself

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Workshop for adults
StrawGold

Workshop for adults

StrawGold

November 5, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 04.00 p.m.

Guided Tour
StrawGold

Guided Tour

StrawGold

December 4, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Guided Tour
X
StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
December 4, 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 free

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
StrawGold

Guided Tour

StrawGold

December 4, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

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