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GLOVES IN ACTION - Embracing messiness and conflict

Green Room Exhibition

9th July - 30th August 2015

Guest curator Syafiatudina presents her findings on the significance of the amateur researchers’ pursuit of knowledge for museums and their educational mandate. This exhibition was created in the Weltkulturen Labor in cooperation with Frankfurt’s private collectors and participants with an interest in culture and the arts.

GLOVES IN ACTION proposes to create a contact zone, which also embraces the potential of conflict and messiness as a learning process, within the museum. It's a space for co-production, co-operation, and redistribution of knowledge based on ethnographic objects. The exhibition can be seen as a research centre where visitors can observe the objects and build their methodology to analyse them. This idea stems from the principle that people are entitled to participate in the formation of knowledge and its distribution. Thus our individual knowledge becomes the knowledge of all.

Including an interactive lab room, films as well as ethnographic objects from Indonesia, New Guinea and Guatemala.

Syafiatudina is a fellow of the programme "Curators in Residence - Curating Collections" of the foundation KfW Stiftung and a member of KUNCI Cultural Studies Center in Yogyakarta. In Indonesia, KUNCI is regarded as a cultural studies pioneer and regularly organises artistic research and exhibitions. Founded in Yogyakarta in 1999, KUNCI has primarily focused on critical knowledge production and sharing via media publications, cross-disciplinary encounters, research actions and artistic interventions.

KfW Stiftung's programme "Curators in Residence” offers outstanding young curators from Latin America, Africa and Asia a chance to spend several months in Germany with the objective of promoting intercultural exchange in exhibition practice.

Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37
Tue-Sun, 11am-6pm and Wed, 11am-8pm
Entrance: €3 / reduced €1.50