New Collection at the Weltkulturen Museum
Since its opening in February 2011, the museum’s Weltkulturen Labor has provided an exceptional context for artistic research and production. Over the course of the last two years, artists, fashion designers, and writers have spent up to four weeks in residence working directly with artefacts and images from the collection. These historical artefacts trigger new concepts for future production. The Weltkulturen Labor acts as an generator for prototypes and test-works that feed directly into the development of future exhibitions as well as providing the foundation for artistic research. These new works reference the ethnographic collection and provide new interpretive tools for understanding it.
Each guest artist in residence gifts one of their prototype works produced on site in the Weltkulturen Labor to the museum. As a result, the museum has created a new unparalled form of ‘research collection’ with original multi-media works by the following: Marie Angeletti, Buki Akib, A Kind of Guise, Heike Bayrle, Thomas Bayrle, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Peggy Buth, Marc Camilla Chaimowicz, CassettePlaya, Sunah Choi, Minerva Cuevas, Azadeh Fatehrad, Antje Majewski, Otobomg Nkanga, P.A.M./Perks and Mini, Simon Popper, Olivier Richon, El Sy, Luke Willis Thompson, David Weber-Krebs.