August 2019

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  • Sunday, 4. August 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

     
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  • Wednesday, 7. August 2019 - 11:00
    SENIORTOUR
    “GREY IS THE NEW PINK - Moments of Age(ing)”
    With breaks
    With Severine Meier
    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

     
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  • Sunday, 18. August 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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  • Wednesday, 21. August 2019 -
    18:00 to 20:00

    DANCE WORKSHOP
    “Siva Samoa: Samoan Dance Between Tradition and Modernity”
    With Ufitia Sagapolutele, Lyncia Muller and Natalia Ioane (Auckland, New Zealand)

    DANCE WORKSHOP

    “Siva Samoa: Samoan Dance Between Tradition and Modernity”
    With Ufitia Sagapolutele, Lyncia Muller and Natalia Ioane (Auckland, New Zealand)





    In this workshop, participants learn the basics of the Samoan dance Siva. In this approach, the traditional dance is also mixed with new elements of contemporary dance and hip-hop. Suitable for all ages. No previous experience of dance is required. Please bring comfortable clothes with you!

    20€. Registration required: weltkulturen.bildung@stadt-frankfurt.de; 069-212-35789
    In English language


     
    Wednesday, 21. August 2019 - 18:00
    CONSERVATOR'S GUIDED TOUR
    “Preserving the old: Anti-ageing in the museum”
    With Kristina Werner (conservator)
    CONSERVATOR'S GUIDED TOUR



    “Preserving the old: Anti-ageing in the museum”


    How is a 100-year-old skull restored? How do you transport a four-metre-long Baining mask into the exhibition? And how do you preserve the bright hues of colourful feathers?


    Kristina Werner answers these and other questions in a fascinating insight into the work of conservators and methods to slow the process of things ageing.


    Werner holds an M.A. in the restoration and conservation of art and cultural artefacts from the University of Cologne, and has specialised in objects made of wood and modern materials.






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

     
  • Friday, 23. August 2019 - 16:00 to Sunday, 25. August 2019 - 18:00

    MUSEUM EMBARKMENT FESTIVAL
    in POSTED! and GREY IS THE NEW PINK
    MUSEUM EMBARKMENT FESTIVAL

    Guided tour in the exhibition POSTED!
    Friday, 23rd August, 4pm

    Guided tour in the exhibition GREY IS THE NEW PINK
    Saturday, 24th August, 1pm


    Artist's conversation and tour
    in GREY IS THE NEW PINK
    With Raymond Sagapolutele (Auckland, New Zealand) and Matthias Claudius Hofmann (curator Oceania)

    Saturday, 24th August, 3pm
    New Zealand-Samoan photographic artist Raymond Sagapolutele offers an insight into his creative process and explains the personal significance of his works “Siva Samoa” and “Poly Swag” for him and his family. Afterwards Matthias Claudius Hofmann presents objects and artefacts from the Oceania collection.
    In English


    Guided tour in the exhibition GREY IS THE NEW PINK
    Sunday, 25th August, 12pm


    Guided tour in the exhibition POSTED!
    Sunday, 25th August, 3pm


    „Tofa Si O’u Tina – Farewell to my Mother“
    Ceremonial Samoan Dance Performance
    With Raymond and Ufitia Sagapolutele, Lyncia Muller and Natalia Ioane (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Sunday, 25th August, 5pm
    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.

     
  • Friday, 23. August 2019 -
    17:00 to 19:00

    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

     
  • Saturday, 24. August 2019 - 15:00
    ARTIST'S CONVERSATION AND TOUR
    in GREY IS THE NEW PINK
    with Raymond Sagapoutele (Auckland, New Zealand) and Matthias Claudius Hofmann (curator Oceania)
    ARTIST'S CONVERSATION AND TOUR

    in GREY IS THE NEW PINK
    with Raymond Sagapoutele (Auckland, New Zealand) and Matthias Claudius Hofmann (curator Oceania)





    New Zealand-Samoan photographic artist Raymond Sagapolutele offers an insight into his creative process and explains the personal significance of his works “Siva Samoa” and “PolySwag” for him and his family. Afterwards Matthias Claudius Hofmann presents objects and artefacts from the Oceania collection.
    In English
     

    Entry as part of the MUF buttons.

     
  • 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 - 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.

     
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  • Wednesday, 28. August 2019 - 18:00
    DANCE TOUR
    “GREY IS THE NEW PINK - Moments of Age(ing)”
    With the Ü60 dance club,
    Petra Lehr (choreographer, Frankfurt)
    and Christiane Lüder (accordionist, Darmstadt)
    DANCE TOUR



    Dance Tour in the exhibition “GREY IS THE NEW PINK - Moments of Age(ing)”


    GREY IS THE NEW PINK reflects a new feeling for life which includes self-confident physical expression, especially as we age. Choreographer Petra Lehr and the Ü60 dance club from the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main take you on an unusual dance tour through the exhibition. Diverse facets of ageing, from love and wisdom to illness and death, are translated into performative choreographies accompanied by music by accordionist Christiane Lüder. Inspired by the topics in the exhibition and the dancers’ own personal experiences, the feelings and hopes associated with maturing and ageing are performed and represented in movement.


    Petra Lehr works as a dancer, choreographer and dance instructor and is the founder of the co.lab.tanztheater (dance theater) in Frankfurt. She went to the Leonard Pitt School of Mime and Mask Theater (San Francisco), to the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center (New York).


    Christiane Lüder studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover and, among other activities, teaches at the Akademie für Tonkunst in Darmstadt. Some examples of her projects are her intense work with Tango Nuevo, performances and premieres of contemporary composers.






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