Sunday, September 1, 2019

All day
Thursday, 27. June 2019 - 11:00 to Sunday, 1. December 2019 - 18:00

The exhibition presents the life of the indigenous peoples of North America as shown in posters largely from period from the 1970s to today.
POSTED! Reflections of Native North America

Opening: Wednesday, 26th June, 7pm

Posters are documents of material culture and a mirror of the social and political worlds in which they were created. This exhibition showcases approximately 100 posters from the 1970s to today to explore specific aspects of the life of indigenous peoples between the Artic and the south of the USA. The topics addressed include, e.g., the importance of heritage and identity, health, the role of education and the military, and problems of domestic violence.

The exhibition in the Weltkulturen Museum's Labor will be curated by anthropology students at the Goethe University Frankfurt in the context of a seminar by Dr. Markus Lindner (The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology).

Participating students of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main: Leonore Bittner, Alexandra Buzesteanu, Betelihem Fisshaye, Laura Haas, Lieselotte Illig, Martin Nadarzinski, Alessa Sänger, Flóra Sebö, Convin Splettsen, Linda Thielmann and Catharina Wallwaey

Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37, 60594 Frankfurt

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Before 01
Thursday, 25. October 2018 - 11:00 to Sunday, 1. September 2019 - 18:00

Who is old – where and when? Can we meet the ‘challenge of ageing’ optimistically? And what untapped potential lies slumbering in the process of ageing?
Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29
GREY IS THE NEW PINK - Moments of Ageing

Who is old – where and when? Can we meet the ‘challenge of ageing’ optimistically? And what potential lies slumbering in the process of ageing?

Projections for global demographic trends are forecasting an increase in the world’s older population. The process of growing older is not just important for each individual, but has implications for the social and cultural spheres. Yet each generation ages differently. And when can we actually talk of someone as ‘old’ at all? Even if the visible biological ageing processes are the same the world over, each culture has its differences in defining ‘age’. There is no universally valid definition of when ‘old age’ starts. So who is old – where and when?

GREY IS THE NEW PINK presents diverse ideas and models of ‘age(ing)’ from the perspective of cultural studies and the visual arts, as well as personal and individual experience. Like fragments in a lifetime’s memories, the exhibition combines into an anthology of ageing the individual ways of dealing with such topics as lifestyle, love and sexuality, transmission of knowledge, longevity, illness, health, and death.

In the exhibition ‘age(ing)’ is explored internationally in photographs, videos, literature, drawings, as well as large-scale and multimedia installations and performances both in the work of scientists, artists and poets, as well as younger and older people from the general population. Numerous exhibits from the from the Weltkulturen Museum’s Africa, Americas, South East Asia, Oceania, Visual Anthropology collections  and the library broaden the view of the subject. With game consoles visitors can improve their brain functionality and get refreshed at the “Weltkulturen Water Bar”.

Curated by Alice Pawlik (curator Visual Anthropology, Weltkulturen Museum).

Participating artists: Ishola Akpo (*1983 CI/BJ), Ramy Al-Asheq (*1989 PS/SY/DE), Femi Amogunla (*1984 NG), Naama Attias (*1989 IL), Meret Buser (*1990 CH), Jess T. Dugan (*1986 US) and Vanessa Fabbre (*1978 US), André Günther/Albino (*1987 DE), Hartmut Jahn (*1955 DE), Günther Krabbenhöft (*1945 DE) and Britt Kanja (*1951 DE), Lars Krutak (*1971 US), Osborne Macharia (*1986 KE), Ninette Niemeyer (*1961 DE), Raymond Sagapolutele (*1971 WS/NZ), Patricia Thoma (*1977 DE), Karsten Thormaehlen (*1965 DE) and Jake Verzosa (*1979 PH) as well as participants in the open global “Call for Content”, students and elderly participants of the “textgestALTER” project as well as Jakob Gross, Roberta Mandoki and Annika Mayer from the project “Elderscapes”.

The accompanying catalogue includes new articles by Ramy Al Asheq, Stephanie Endter in conversation with Claudia Gaida and Silke Wagner, Julia Friedel in conversation with Ishola Akpo, Jaco Hoffman, Verena Keck, Helena Kiess in conversation with Günther Krabbenhöft and Britt Kanja, Lars Krutak, Ursula Lehr, Renate Lindner and Maria Reith-Deigert in conversation with Christina Niem, Alice Pawlik, Eva Ch. Raabe, Danilo Santos de Miranda and Christina Riscalla Madi, Eunike Sri Tyas Suci, Hilke Steinecke, Mona Suhrbier, participants of the „textgestALTER“ Workshops as well as numerous illustrations. It is published in German and English by Kerber Verlag. Here you find more information.

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The accompanying programme to the exhibition can be found here.

Admission Fee: €7 / reduced €3.50
Visitors aged 65 and above pay reduced admission to the exhibition GREY IS THE NEW PINK. Free admission: Children and young adults up to 18 years old.


Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29, 60594 Frankfurt, Germany


Sunday, 1. September 2019 - 15:00
With Ramy Al-Asheq (poet) and Samuel Kramer (poetry slammer and performance artist)
“GREY IS THE NEW PINK - Moments of Ageing”

With Ramy Al-Asheq (poet) and Samuel Kramer (poetry slammer and performance artist)
“GREY IS THE NEW PINK - Moments of Ageing”

“ageing is fear,” you say
wash the tremor
off your hands
no one lives
except for superstition
(Ramy Al-Asheq, 2018)

They Syrian-Palestinian poet Ramy Al-Asheq wrote poems in dialogue with the contents, artistic positions and ethnographic objects in the exhibition “GREY IS THE NEW PINK – Moments of Ageing”. So far, they could only be read inside the exhibition.

For the closing event on Sunday, 1st September at 3pm, they will be made audible in an Arabic-German performance by Ramy Al-Asheq and poetry slammer and performance artist Samuel Kramer.

7€ / 3,50€. Costs of tour included in admission fee
Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29