July 2019

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  • Wednesday, 3. July 2019 - 11:00
    SENIORTOUR
    “GREY IS THE NEW PINK - Moments of Age(ing)”
    With breaks
    With Claudia Gaida
    SENIORTOUR












    “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?


    On every first Wednesday in a month, at 11am, there will be an exhibition tour  for older citizens, who require longer breaks during the tour. At certain stations in the exhibition GREY IS THE NEW PINK there will be possibilities to take a break or sit down for a while. The guides will adapt to the pace of the 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

     
    Wednesday, 3. July 2019 - 19:00
    PREMIERE READING
    “Not Grey but Colourful – Frankfurt Tales About Age(ing)”
    With Astrid Hennies, Chris Böhm, Erika Reichhardt
    PREMIERE READING

    “Not Grey but Colourful – Frankfurt Tales About Age(ing)”
    With Astrid Hennies, Chris Böhm, Erika Reichhardt


    Tales of age(ing) and being old in Frankfurt and the art of not seeing age as stasis. At this reading, the authors of this anthology show us how we can do just that. In their inimitable ways, their ‘oldies’ try to put one over on age – at times, cheerfully, at times, thoughtfully, sometimes hilariously, often touching, but always only too human. They rely on their own strengths and use all the ways and means offered by the modern world to fight against loneliness, the loss of beauty and even of meaning. And they find that works sometimes – but not always...


     



    5€ / 2,50€
    Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37

     
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  • Sunday, 14. July 2019 -
    15:00 to 17:00

    WORKSHOP WITH EXHIBITION TOUR
    “The Crocodile’s Bite – Tattoos and other signs of maturity”
    WORKSHOP WITH EXHIBITION TOUR



    “The Crocodile’s Bite – Tattoos and other signs of maturity”


    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 children aged eight and above. €9 including materials. No registration required
    Weltkulturen Vermittlung, Schaumainkai 29

     
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  • Sunday, 21. July 2019 -
    15:00 to 17:00

    WORKSHOP WITH EXHIBITION TOUR
    “Flyposting Strictly Allowed“
    WORKSHOP WITH EXHIBITION TOUR

    Flyposting Strictly Allowed“





    What is a poster? Have you ever noticed advertising posters in the city, and if so why? After visiting the exhibition POSTED! Reflections of Native North America, we discuss the topics and content of the posters we have seen and design one of our own.
     

    For children aged six and above. 6€. No registration required
    Weltkulturen Vermittlung, Schaumainkai 29