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REINVENTING GRASSI.SKD

Through our Future Program REINVENTING GRASSI. SKD, funded by the “Initiative for Ethnological Collections” of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, we will extensively redesign our museum in the upcoming years. Step by step, we want to transform ourselves into a Network Museum in which different voices have the opportunity to speak and different regions have the ability to connect with each other. Together, we cast critical perspectives on the ethnological collections, their acquisition and exhibition history.

REINVENTING GRASSI.SKD

With the third partial opening the GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig will provide new insights into its ongoing transformation.

  • Opening Hours daily 10—18, Monday closed
    07/04/2023 10—18 (Good Friday)
    09/04/2023 10—18 (Easter Sunday)
    10/04/2023 10—18 (Easter Monday)
  • Admission Fees normal 6 €, reduced 4,50 €, under 17 free, groups (10 persons and more) 5,50 €

In dem Projekt

The sound panorama Winds of Change - Sound Stories from the Andaman & Nicobar Islands deals with environmental pollution, climate disasters, and the effects of tourist mega-projects on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean. For this project, ethnomusicologist Rolf Killius, collaborated with Prince Rashid Yusoof, Prince of Nancowry Island, and has collected sounds, interviews, and encounters on the islands. The presentation combines objects in the museum’s collection with contemporary voices and perspectives. It also focuses on the origin of the objects and relevance for further collaborative research.

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REINVENTING GRASSI.SKD | Teileröffnung III im GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig (eng. UT)

Im Großobjekte-Raum

In the temporary space for large objects, photographer Mark De Fraeye presents his project Witness of Time. With his work, he searches for new ways of expression in an ethnological context. Over the course of thirty years, De Fraeye has travelled to many countries around the world specifically for this purpose.

Die Idee des Netzwerkmuseums

The idea of the network museum takes center stage in the Bonvenon, the new and admission-free place for everyone. In the middle of the museum, a third space has been created as an opportunity for exchange and networking. The concept was developed in close collaboration with students of the Master Art Education, Curatorial Studies degree program at the Zurich University of the Arts, under the direction of Prof. Angeli Sachs. In the museum’s living room, visitors can browse through books or try out various games. In the pub Weißes Roß (“White Horse”), stories of past rounds of the “Doppelkopf” card game and of regulars' tables back from the GDR era up to the present day, will be told. The stage is the venue for a diverse program and events. The studio offers space for creative projects as well as room to work.

Mann und Frau stehen hinter einem Kneipen-Tresen
© GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Tom Dachs
Bonvenon, Kneipenwirt Thomas Nagel und Direktorin Léontine Meijer-van Mensch im "Weißen Roß"

Angesichts der jüngsten Entwicklungen

In light of recent developments regarding the transfer of ownership of the Benin Bronzes to Nigeria, the GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig is seeking new possibilities for collaboration with Nigerian partners. Therefore, we invited the artist and curator Enotie Paul Ogbebor to draw inspiration from objects in the museum. Currently, the museum is showing an initial presentation of the Benin Bronzes together with Ogbebor's works. Together, they address the following questions: What forms of exchange are possible in the future? How and where will the Benin Bronzes be presented hereafter?

dunkelhäutiger Künstler steht hinter Glasvitrine, in der eine Benin-Bronze ist
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Künstler und Kurator Enotie Paul Ogbebor mit seinem Projekt zu den Benin-Bronzen

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Participants of the master’s program “Kulturen des Kuratorischen” (Curatorial Cultures) at the Hochschule für Grafik & Buchkunst Leipzig (Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts) building on their intervention "Erfrischungsraum 2" (Refreshment Room 2) at the OSTEN cultural festival in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, will present an exhibition in our area for Rapid Responses. Under the title Fermenting: Perspectives on the East, they pose questions about what "East" can mean today and how those attributions can be continuously changed. With an exhibition featuring a concrete-sealed bar cellar, rice wine, and pickled cucumbers, the group works with the overarching concept of fermentation as a metaphor for approaching history.

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Winds of Change

lächelnder Mann mit verschränkten Armen vor runder Installation
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Bonvenon

Bonvenon - eintrittsfreier Spielraum
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Witness of Time

Ausstellungsraum
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Ausstellungsraum
© GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Tom Dachs
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Fermenting: Perspectives on "East"

Ausstellungsraum
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REINVENTING GRASSI.SKD

After the postponement, we will present the first part in spring 2022, which addresses the museum’s founding networks, collections and current debates about restitution. In addition, you will also be able to visit our “Backstage” section, where we reflect on our handling of objects and archives while allowing ourselves to be challenged by invited curators. Until then, we will also work with young adults on post-colonial perspectives for the future, test robots for an enhanced visitor experience, and rebuilding the exhibition spaces step by step for an improved design and look to our museum.

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REINVENTING GRASSI.SKD
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This project is sponsored by Initiative für ethnologische Sammlungen.


 

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in Völkerkundemuseum Herrnhut

Buddha in einem Schrein

Museum für Völkerkunde Dresden

im Japanischen Palais

reich verzierte Holztür mit Fenster

Münzkabinett

in Residenzschloss

Münzen, Medaillen und Orden
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