Starting 7 May 2020 the GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig is open again regularly from 10 to 18 (except Mondays). Please note that for the time being only the special exhibition "Scenes of life" is on display.


[Translate to English:] wir?

What is the meaning of "we" and the discourse about the "other" in a museum for world cultures? From which perspective does the museum speak? What is the Saxon culture? Are there truly “collective” cultures? "We?" – the result of a study that worked with and among fugitives – has taken place over the past months in cooperation with the Umweltzentrum Dresden. "We?" is a living room where the visitor can see and hear stories, fragments of observations of Saxon rituals, experiences, and places. It is a collage of anecdotes, stereotypes, experiences, misunderstandings, and curiosities. "We?" tells of the encounter of fugitives with a new society.

Here you can read more about the project:

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[Translate to English:] wir

participating refugees*: Abdulhakim, Ali Asad, Fadi, Fatima, Hafez, Kolahta, Mahmoud, Mohamad, Mohammed, Najib, Safiullah (*The family names have been removed to protect the refugees at their request.)

Idea and Content: Bernard Müller

Research, Interviews and cut: Ute Meckbach

Assistance Research and Interviews: Maxi Bräuer, Doro Hielscher und Annika Kratzenberg, TU Dresden (Fachbereich Kunstpädagogik/Department of Art Education)

Technical Realisation WE?: Medienwerkstatt Dresden e.V.

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