May 2017

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  • Wednesday, 3. May 2017 - 18:00
    THEME RELATED GUIDED TOUR
    “The material of myths: Sacred robes and textile cosmogonies”
    With Matthias Claudius Hofmann (research assistant, Weltkulturen Museum)
    THEME RELATED GUIDED TOUR

    “The material of myths: Sacred robes and textile cosmogonies”
    With Matthias Claudius Hofmann (research assistant, Weltkulturen Museum)





    In all societies, threads, cords and textiles are crucially important culturally. This is particularly evident in myths and legends where textiles or the tools to produce them explain the origins of the world or, for instance, the nature of society. This tour looks specifically at the connection between textiles and their myths in the exhibition THE COMMON THREAD.






    €7 / reduced €3.50
    Cost of tour included in admission fee
    Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29

     
    Wednesday, 3. May 2017 - 19:00
    DISCUSSION
    “Against the genocide of Brazil’s indigenous peoples”
    With Ládio Verón (activist, Guarani-Kaiowá, Brazil)

    DISCUSSION

    “Against the genocide of Brazil’s indigenous peoples”
    With Ládio Verón (activist, Guarani-Kaiowá, Brazil)


    The indigenous activist and leader Ládio Verón discusses the precarious situation of the Guarani people in Brazil. Since Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was removed from office, the successor government, which is close to the agricultural lobby, is pursuing a new policy. The rights of indigenous peoples are being eroded, with plans to radically curtail their ancestral lands in Brazil and open them up for large-scale farming. In the wake of these moves, the country’s indigenous peoples are facing increased discrimination, homelessness and poverty.
    There are around 60,000 Guarani in Brazil, with approximately half of these belonging to the subgroup of the Kaiowá people. The government’s new policy has hit the Kaiowá especially hard as they live in the large agro-industrial area in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.


    Ládio Verón, who studied history at the Federal University of Grande Dourados, is a farmer in his indigenous community in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. In 2003, like so many indigenous activists, Ládio’s father was violently killed as he tried to protest against evictions from their ancestral lands.


    Portuguese artist Rigo 23 from Madeira and Los Angeles will be present. He is currently conducting a cooperative art project with Guarani in Brazil. In one main strand of his work, he addresses the consequences, still very much in evidence today, of the colonial era and the suppression of cultural minorities. Rigo 23 is a participating artist in the upcoming exhibition “ENTRE TERRA E MAR - BETWEEN EARTH AND SEA. Transatlantic Art” (opening: 11th October 2017) in the Weltkulturen Museum.


     


    Limited number of places. It is not possible to make advance reservations.
    Free
    In Portuguese with German translation
    Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37


     


    In cooperation with 








     
  • Saturday, 6. May 2017 - 19:00 to Sunday, 7. May 2017 - 2:00

    NIGHT OF THE MUSEUMS
    “Do it yourself”

    NIGHT OF THE MUSEUMS

    “Do it yourself”


    For the ‘Night’ event, retail outlets Kreis zum Quadrat, Maschenwahn, and others show what they upcycle, knit, dye and felt. Visitors can try out textile techniques themselves, and explore the textures of processed and unprocessed fibrous materials at the hessnatur “Fühlstand”.


    An installation with short ethnographic films is dedicated to the art of spinning, weaving and knotting around the world – and tours are regularly on offer through THE COMMON THREAD exhibition.



    Night of the Museums Ticket €14
    Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37 and
    Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29

     
  • Saturday, 6. May 2017 - 15:00
    CONVERSATION IN THE EXHIBITION
    „THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking“
    With Eva Neukirchner (cultural anthropologist)
    CONVERSATION IN THE EXHIBITION

    „THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking“
    With Eva Neukirchner (cultural anthropologist)


    Why are the principles for the first computer based on a loom? Why do so many maths teachers in Peru come from the families of weavers? What meanings lie behind the language of textile idioms? On this tour, Nora Schön provides the answers to these questions, and explains the idea behind the exhibition and its development.


    Learn more about the exhibition “THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking”



    €7 / reduced €3.50
    Cost of tour included in admission fee
    Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29

     
  • Sunday, 7. May 2017 - 15:00
    CONVERSATION IN THE EXHIBITION
    „THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking“
    With Nora Schön (Religious Studies Scholar and Artist)
    CONVERSATION IN THE EXHIBITION

    „THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking“
    With Nora Schön


    Why are the principles for the first computer based on a loom? Why do so many maths teachers in Peru come from the families of weavers? What meanings lie behind the language of textile idioms? On this tour, Nora Schön provides the answers to these questions, and explains the idea behind the exhibition and its development.


    Learn more about the exhibition “THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking”



    €7 / reduced €3.50
    Cost of tour included in admission fee
    Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29

     
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  • Wednesday, 10. May 2017 - 18:00
    THEME RELATED GUIDED TOUR
    “Weaving, crocheting, and knitting … a man’s or woman’s realm?”
    With Berit Mohr (Costume designer and cultural scholar)
    THEME RELATED GUIDED TOUR

    "Weaving, crocheting, and knitting … a man’s or woman’s realm?"
    With Berit Mohr (Costume designer and cultural scholar)

    According to the cliché, working with textiles is gendered female. For many people even today, crocheting and knitting conjure up images of a ’plain Jane’ or ’proper little hausfrau’. So is working with textiles also a site of a constant ‘gender war’? Looking at the world without Eurocentric glasses, it soon becomes clear just how untenable such stereotypes are.
    This tour offers a deeper insight into the links between textile production processes, identity and gender roles.

    Learn more about the exhibition “THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking”



    €7 / reduced €3.50
    Cost of tour included in admission fee
    Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29

     
    Wednesday, 10. May 2017 - 19:00
    TALK AND PRESENTATION
    “From granny image to DIY trend”
    With Thomas Jaenisch (managing director myboshi, Konradsreuth)
    TALK AND PRESENTATION

    “From granny image to DIY trend”
    With Thomas Jaenisch (managing director myboshi, Konradsreuth)


    myboshi owner Thomas Jaenisch talks about the changes in the DIY-craft industry and how he got into the do-it yourself trend. Taking the history of his own company as an example, he recounts his journey from crocheting to entrepreneurship.


    Founded in 2009 the DIY-Start-up myboshi set itself the task to modernize the often square considered craft industry. With the idea of individually designed headgear, understandable and original DIY-instructions and the selling of sustainably produced wool and other supplies, myboshi responds to the current trend and new image of DIY. 


    An event in the context of the exhibition “THE COMMON THREAD - The warp and weft of thinking” ( until the 27th of August 2017 in the Weltkulturen Museum).


    €5 / €2.50
    In German
    Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37


     






     
  • Sunday, 14. May 2017 - 15:00
    THEME RELATED GUIDED TOUR
    “Weaving, crocheting, and knitting … a man’s or woman’s realm?”
    With Berit Mohr (Costume designer and cultural scholar)
    THEME RELATED GUIDED TOUR



    “Weaving, crocheting, and knitting … a man’s or woman’s realm?”
    With Berit Mohr (Costume designer and cultural scholar)

    According to the cliché, working with textiles is gendered female. For many people even today, crocheting and knitting conjure up images of a ’plain Jane’ or ’proper little hausfrau’. So is working with textiles also a site of a constant ‘gender war’? Looking at the world without Eurocentric glasses, it soon becomes clear just how untenable such stereotypes are.
    This tour offers a deeper insight into the links between textile production processes, identity and gender roles.

    Learn more about the exhibition “THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking”






    €7 / reduced €3.50
    Cost of tour included in admission fee
    Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29

     
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  • Wednesday, 17. May 2017 - 18:00
    CONVERSATION IN THE EXHIBITION
    “THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking”
    With Stephanie Endter (curator Education, Weltkulturen Museum)
    CONVERSATION IN THE EXHIBITION

    “THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking”
    With Stephanie Endter (curator Education, Weltkulturen Museum)


    Why are the principles for the first computer based on a loom? Why do so many maths teachers in Peru come from the families of weavers? What meanings lie behind the language of textile idioms? On this tour, Stephanie Endter provides the answers to these questions, and explains the idea behind the exhibition and its development.


    Learn more about the exhibition “THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking”



    €7 / reduced €3.50
    Cost of tour included in admission fee
    Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29

     
    Wednesday, 17. May 2017 - 19:00
    TALK
    “Baleen: Whalebone and historical traces sewn into a corset from the Gerson emporium”
    With Berit Mohr (costume designer, cultural scholar, Frankfurt)

    TALK

    “Baleen: Whalebone and historical traces sewn into a corset from the Gerson emporium”
    With Berit Mohr (costume designer, cultural scholar, Frankfurt)


    In the nineteenth century, the development of standard sizes allowed clothes to be produced in series, often made by seamstresses working at home. Elegant, upscale clothing became affordable for larger sections of society and sold briskly at flourishing department stores. In Germany, the first department stores were established in Berlin with such exotic-sounding names as “Modetempel” (fashion temple) or “Mode Bazar” (fashion bazaar). At that time, baleen was an important component in women’s fashion. This flexible yet strong material came from the filtersystem inside the mouths of baleen whales, and played a crucial role in shaping the idealised woman’s silhouette of that era. Berit Mohr discusses this fashion period, while baleen whales were fighting for survival in the Atlantic, women in the cities were starting to call for women’s rights.


    Learn more about the exhibition “THE COMMON THREAD - The warp and weft of thinking”



    €5 / €2.50
    In German
    Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37


     
  • Saturday, 20. May 2017 - 15:00
    THEME RELATED GUIDED TOUR
    “Weaving, crocheting, and knitting … a man’s or woman’s realm?”
    With Berit Mohr (Costume designer and cultural scholar)
    THEME RELATED GUIDED TOUR

    "Weaving, crocheting, and knitting … a man’s or woman’s realm?"
    With Berit Mohr (Costume designer and cultural scholar)

    According to the cliché, working with textiles is gendered female. For many people even today, crocheting and knitting conjure up images of a ’plain Jane’ or ’proper little hausfrau’. So is working with textiles also a site of a constant ‘gender war’? Looking at the world without Eurocentric glasses, it soon becomes clear just how untenable such stereotypes are.
    This tour offers a deeper insight into the links between textile production processes, identity and gender roles.

    Learn more about the exhibition “THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking”



    €7 / reduced €3.50
    Cost of tour included in admission fee
    Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29

     
  • Sunday, 21. May 2017 -
    14:00 to 17:00

    INTERNATIONAL MUSEUMS DAY
    “Disruptive Images”
    CANCELLED
    INTERNATIONAL MUSEUMS DAY

    Disruptive Images

    How are images ascribed meaning? In our media age, we are strongly influenced by visual impressions. Our perception of other countries and cultures are also shaped by images from the internet, advertising, reporting and films. Even in the nineteenth century, missionaries, scholars, journalists, artists, commercial travelers and others brought photographs from all over the world here to Frankfurt. Some of these photos became public through their use as pictures for image campaigns, on posters or in exhibitions.


    After a brief introduction in the Weltkulturen Museum’s Film and Image Archive, we take a selection of archive photographs to discuss how far images coin our ideas about civilization and culture, and how far these perceptions are passed on, even down the generations, and can thus also influence our perception of immigrants.


    Learn more about the exhibition “THE COMMON THREAD - The warp and weft of thinking”



    Registration required
    €9
    For adults
    Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37

     
    Sunday, 21. May 2017 - 15:00
    CONVERSATION IN THE EXHIBITION
    „THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking“
    With Eva Neukirchner (cultural anthropologist)
    CONVERSATION IN THE EXHIBITION

    „THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking“
    With Eva Neukirchner (cultural anthropologist)


    Why are the principles for the first computer based on a loom? Why do so many maths teachers in Peru come from the families of weavers? What meanings lie behind the language of textile idioms? On this tour, Nora Schön provides the answers to these questions, and explains the idea behind the exhibition and its development.


    Learn more about the exhibition “THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking”



    €7 / reduced €3.50
    Cost of tour included in admission fee
    Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29

     
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  • Saturday, 27. May 2017 - 15:00
    CONVERSATION IN THE EXHIBITION
    „THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking“
    With Eva Neukirchner (cultural anthropologist)
    CONVERSATION IN THE EXHIBITION

    „THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking“
    With Eva Neukirchner (cultural anthropologist)


    Why are the principles for the first computer based on a loom? Why do so many maths teachers in Peru come from the families of weavers? What meanings lie behind the language of textile idioms? On this tour, Nora Schön provides the answers to these questions, and explains the idea behind the exhibition and its development.


    Learn more about the exhibition “THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking”



    €7 / reduced €3.50
    Cost of tour included in admission fee
    Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29

     
  • Sunday, 28. May 2017 - 15:00
    CONVERSATION IN THE EXHIBITION
    „THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking“
    With Eva Neukirchner (cultural anthropologist)
    CONVERSATION IN THE EXHIBITION

    „THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking“
    With Eva Neukirchner (cultural anthropologist)


    Why are the principles for the first computer based on a loom? Why do so many maths teachers in Peru come from the families of weavers? What meanings lie behind the language of textile idioms? On this tour, Nora Schön provides the answers to these questions, and explains the idea behind the exhibition and its development.


    Learn more about the exhibition “THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking”



    €7 / reduced €3.50
    Cost of tour included in admission fee
    Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29

     
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  • Wednesday, 31. May 2017 - 15:00
    CONVERSATION IN THE EXHIBITION
    „THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking“
    With Vicky Lessing (cultural anthropologist)
    CONVERSATION IN THE EXHIBITION

    „THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking“
    With Vicky Lessing (cultural anthropologist)


    Why are the principles for the first computer based on a loom? Why do so many maths teachers in Peru come from the families of weavers? What meanings lie behind the language of textile idioms? On this tour, Nora Schön provides the answers to these questions, and explains the idea behind the exhibition and its development.


    Learn more about the exhibition “THE COMMON THREAD - The Warp and Weft of Thinking”



    €7 / reduced €3.50
    Cost of tour included in admission fee
    Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29

     
    Wednesday, 31. May 2017 - 19:00
    EXHIBITION OPENING
    “AND THE BEAT GOES ON… Barkcloth from the Collections of the Weltkulturen Museum”
    SPIN-OFF EXHIBITION
    EXHIBITION OPENING

    “AND THE BEAT GOES ON… Barkcloth from the Collections of the Weltkulturen Museum
    SPIN-OFF EXHIBITION


    The designs of cloth, garments and masks manufactured from beaten tree bark are usually based on abstract patterns and geometric structures. Although often associated with thePacific Islands, the production of barkcloth textiles from beaten tree bark represents a major craft tradition across the world.
    For the first time, the Weltkulturen Museum is not only presenting examples of this fascinating technique from Oceania, but also from Indonesia, Central Africa and the Amazon region. The objects illustrate the traditional and contemporary significance of barkcloth in everyday life, ritual and art.


    The title of the exhibition is a reference to the rhythmic sound of the beaters as they process the fibrous inner bark. When the soaked inner bark, taken from particular trees, is beaten, the fibres are gradually softened, spread and felted producing a large surface of material. In many regions of the world, making barkcloth is a communal activity also accompanied by singing. In that sense, quite apart from barkcloth’s presence in the clothes worn, it was also an ‘audible’ element in everyday life.


    Since barkcloth production is complicated and involves considerable work, it was at times almost entirely supplanted by imported woven materials. Over the last years, though, barkcloth production has experienced a strong revival. Apart from its use in souvenirs for tourists, it is a popular and prized material for the works of indigenous designers and artists. At the same time, traditional patterns are now being located in new contexts. This material from trees has also become fashionable again in traditional customs, developing in particular into a symbol of indigenous identity. 


    AND THE BEAT GOES ON… as a spin-off to the COMMON THREAD is taking a fresh look at barkcloth materials. About 60 objects illustrate that barkcloth is a multifaceted and vibrant contemporary art form rather than just a curious legacy of non-European cultures.

    Curators: Matthias Claudius Hofmann and Vanessa von Gliszczynski
     



    Opening: Free
    Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai  37

     
    Wednesday, 31. May 2017 - 19:00
    PROJECT PRESENTATION
    “CHANGING MATERIALS. Fashion and Paper”
    PROJECT PRESENTATION



    Project Presentation
    “CHANGING MATERIALS. Fashion and Paper”
    Opening: Wednesday, 31 May, 7 pm


    Young people from Sindlingen and Höchst took an in-depth look at the many varied aspects of the Weltkulturen Museum before creating fashion items from paper themselves. The also recorded the project and workshop on film, and the final version will be shown together with the group’s paper creations in an exhibition at the Weltkulturen Labor from 1 June to 18 June 2017.


     “CHANGING MATERIALS. Fashion and Paper” is a cooperation between the Weltkulturen Museum and the Meisterschule youth welfare service together with the Sindlingen Youth Club, the Walter-Kolb-Schule youth welfare service, and the Frankfurt German Red Cross (DRK) integrated workshop. This project is run under the Deutsche Museumsbund (German Museum Association) initiative “Von uns – für uns! Die Mussen unserer Stadt entdeckt” (By us – For Us – Discover our city’s museums). Supported by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung. We would like to thank the media project centre Offener Kanal for their generous support.


    Participants: Alina Keller, Chiara Passerelli, Dakota Adams, Isabell Gessner, Jiya KapoohJohanna Lans, Monica Messina, Morsal Muradi, Moska Shir, Samir El-jazouli, Sebastian Simioniuc


    Project  Management:  Berit Mohr, Esther Poppe, Sephanie Endter (Weltkulturen Museum)


    Opening: Free Admission
    1st June - 18th June 2017

    €3 / concessions €1.50
    Under 18s free admission!
    Tues-Sun, 11am–6pm and Wed, 11am–8pm
    Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37