Sunday, January 27, 2019

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  • Sunday, 27. January 2019 - 11:00
    “GREY IS THE NEW PINK - Moments of Ageing”
    Matineetour for parents, grandparents and children
    With Berit Mohr

    GREY IS THE NEW PINK - Moments of Age(ing)

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

    Every last Sunday, at  11am, we offer a Matinee Tour, which addresses  parents or grandparents and their children or grandchildren. While the older visitors are guided through our exhibition GREY IS THE NEW PINK, the younger visitors can enjoy fairytales from all over the world. Older readers will read to our younger visitors. 

    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.

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

    Sunday, 27. January 2019 -
    15:00 to 17:00

    “Between the Years – transitional symbols”

    “Between the Years – transitional symbols"

    What does it mean to enter new phases of life, and how do we celebrate these transitions? Are there any particular objects which accompany us when making the transition into a new phase? Starting off with selected objects from Samoa and Papua New Guinea, which we discover in the exhibition GREY IS THE NEW PINK, we find out about our personal symbols of transition and print them on t-shirts or bags.

    For families and children aged six and above. €9 (including materials). No registration required
    Weltkulturen Vermittlung, Schaumainkai 29