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Weltkulturen Museum

Ware und Wissen

2014
Frankfurt, DE
Weltkulturen Museum
Type: Exhibition Architecture

  • Commissioned by the Weltkulturen Museum
  • Curated by Clémentine Deliss and Yvette Mutumba
  • Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
  • Contributions by Peggy Buth, Minerva Cuevas, Luke Willis Thompson and David Weber-Krebs. Additional works by Marie Angeletti, Lothar Baumgarten, Benedikte Bjerre, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Clegg & Guttmann, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Armin Linke, Otobong Nkanga, Pushpamala N. and Olivier Richon.

Weltkulturen Museum

Credits
  • Exhibition Design by Studio Miessen and Studio Görlich
  • Project Leader: Markus Miessen, Matthias Görlich, Martin Pohl
  • Team: Yulia Startsev, Ana Cosma, Thalia Charalambous
  • Production Team: Thomas Weiser and Thorsten Vierhock
  • Vitrine design and production by Studio Esterhazy, Vienna
  • Catalog Design by Studio Görlich
  • Photography by Wolfgang Günzel

The exhibition “FOREIGN EXCHANGE (or the stories you wouldn’t tell a stranger)” raises critical questions around the scientific and educational remit of an ethnographic museum, highlighting its complex relationship to global trade. Objects from the collection and archival material are combined with new artistic research produced in the Labor by Peggy Buth, Minerva Cuevas, Luke Willis Thompson and David Weber-Krebs. Additional works by Marie Angeletti, Lothar Baumgarten, Benedikte Bjerre, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Clegg & Guttmann, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Armin Linke, Otobong Nkanga, Pushpamala N. and Olivier Richon. The accompanying catalogue is published by diaphanes Verlag and includes texts and works by Peggy Buth, Minerva Cuevas, Gabriel Gbadamosi, David Lau, Tom McCarthy, Luke Willis Thompson and David Weber-Krebs, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Clegg & Guttmann, Armin Linke, Otobong Nkanga, plus dialogues with Bruce J. Altshuler, Kokou Azamede, Friedrich von Bose, Katrin Bucher Trantow, Marie-France Chevron, Patricia Falguières, Michael Fehr, Michael Graham-Stewart, Ros Gray, Charlotte Klonk, Karl-Heinz Kohl, Michael Kraus, Richard Kuba, Pramod Kumar KG, Antje Majewski, Markus Miessen, Renée Mussai, Michael Oppitz, Peter Osborne, Jan-Philipp Possmann, Ciraj Rassool, Markus Schindlbeck, Kate Sturge and Dorothée Weber-Bruls.