THE WELTKULTUREN MUSEUM STAYS CURIOUS

By word of mouth, scripted, painted, temporary or permanent: There are many ways to pass on knowledge and know-how. Although Google and Co. accompany us today as a useful source of knowledge, older generations still function as essential preservers of wisdom. In the exhibition GREY IS THE NEW PINK you can see how digital natives and old hands can still learn from each other today.

Weltkulturen Museum visitors provide their grandparents’ recipes from all over the world in various languages. Find a best of of the recipes here!

Visitors get insights into essential secrets of wise Aboriginal ancestors through Maggie Napangardi Watson’s dot painting Karlangu Jukurrpa, which were passed on over generations from women to women. In encoded form, the paintings show landscapes, myths of origin and connected land rights of the Aborigines.

The topic of generations is also addressed in Nina Röder’s photo series “Mother’s Shoes.” She portrays her mother’s memories of youth in pretty pastels from her mother’s, her grandmother’s and her own perspective. Which emotions are connected to the memories?

The Sawos Yamök’s ancestral figures show that generations are calculated differently around the world. Although being nearly same-aged siblings, the older brother is classified as part of an older generation. This is expressed in the scarification in the shape of a crocodile on their upper bodies.

Moreover, Meret Buser’s grandmother provides practical life hacks to take-away. From sock-knitting to baking recipes, Buser collects her grandmother’s know-how and transforms it into digital knowledge.

A highlight offers the fairytale podcast by Roland Schneider (senior-poet, storyteller and always dedicated) and Nadine Müller (volunteer at the Weltkulturen Museum, curious and motivated at all times). Here, the two of them read and discuss gripping fairy tales and have one or two little surprises in store. Episodes will be aired fortnightly from June 5th.