Sunday, January 20, 2019

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  • Sunday, 20. January 2019 -
    15:00 to 17:00

    “Me on my 100th birthday”
    Children sketch comics about their future.

    "Me on my 100th birthday"
    Children sketch comics about their future.

    How do you imagine your 100th birthday? Who will be celebrating with you - and what presents wil lyou receive? What wil your world look like in a hundred years? After a short visit to the exhibition GREY IS THE NEW PINK, each of the children draws their own comic depicting their life in the future.

    For children over 8 years. €6. No registration required
    Weltkulturen Vermittlung, Schaumainkai 29

    Sunday, 20. January 2019 - 15:00
    "GREY IS THE NEW PINK - Moments of Ageing"
    With Eva Neukirchner

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

    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 aging 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 aging 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.

    Further information about the exhibition here.

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