Sunday, August 25, 2019

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  • Sunday, 25. August 2019 - 12:00
    EXHIBITION TOUR AT THE MUSEUM EMBARKMENT FESTIVAL
    “GREY IS THE NEW PINK – Moments of Ageing”
    With Eva Neukirchner
    EXHIBITION TOUR AT THE MUSEUM EMBARKMENT FESTIVAL

    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

     
    Sunday, 25. August 2019 -
    14:00 to 16:00

    NOKEN MANUFACTURING FROM PAPUA
    “Intertwined fabrics”
    Performed Bhayangkari and the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
    NOKEN MANUFACTURING FROM PAPUA





    During the Museum Embarkment Festival, two representants of the Bhayangkari - the association of the wifes of Indonesian policemen - from the Indonesian province of Papua will show the Weltkulturen Museum's visitors how the traditional Noken bags are made.


    Nokens are traditional knotted bags from Papua made out of a single thread of plant fibres. Men as well as women use it to carry their harvest, fish, their shopping but also their children.


    An employee of the consulate general of the Republic of Indonesia will be present to answer questions and provide translations.



    Entry as part of the MUF buttons.
    Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37

     
    Sunday, 25. August 2019 - 15:00
    EXHIBITION TOUR AT THE MUSEUM EMBARKMENT FESTIVAL
    “POSTED! Reflections of native North America”
    With Lieselotte Illig
    EXHIBITION TOUR AT THE MUSEUM EMBARKMENT FESTIVAL

    “POSTED! Reflections of native North America”


    Posters are documents of material culture and a mirror of the social and political worlds in which they were created. This exhibition showcases approximately 100 posters from the 1970s to today to explore specific aspects of the life of indigenous peoples between the Artic and the south of the USA. The topics addressed include, e.g., the importance of heritage and identity, health, the role of education and the military, and problems of domestic violence.


    The exhibition in the Weltkulturen Museum's Labor will be curated by anthropology students at the Goethe University Frankfurt in the context of a seminar by Dr. Markus Lindner (The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology).


    Participating students of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main: Leonore Bittner, Alexandra Buzesteanu, Betelihem Fisshaye, Laura Haas, Lieselotte Illig, Martin Nadarzinski, Alessa Sänger, Flóra Sebö, Convin Splettsen, Linda Thielmann and Catharina Wallwaey


    Further information about the exhibition here.


    Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37, 60594 Frankfurt


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    3€ / 1,50€
    Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37

     
    Sunday, 25. August 2019 - 17:00
    CEREMONIAL SAMOAN DANCE PERFORMANCE
    „Tofa Si O’u Tina – Farewell to my Mother“
    with Raymond and Ufitia Sagapolutele, Lyncia Muller and Natalia Ioane (Auckland, New Zealand)
    CEREMONIAL SAMOAN DANCE PERFORMANCE

    „Tofa Si O’u Tina – Farewell to my Mother“
    with Raymond and Ufitia Sagapolutele, Lyncia Muller and Natalia Ioane (Auckland, New Zealand)






    This ceremonial dance performance expresses respect for the ancestors and adresses the struggle for cultural identity as Pacific Islander in the diaspora. At the same time, it pays tribute to Raymond and Ufitia Sagapolutele’s mother. The images of her dancing (“Siva Samoa”), on show in the exhibition GREY IS THE NEW PINK, were taken shortly before she passed away. For this ceremonial farewell and expression of respect for her mother, Ufitia Sagapolutele has interpreted a traditional Siva Samoa with a contemporary choreography. In this way, the legacy of their mother is artistically continued by her children.



    Entry as part of the MUF buttons.