Kathrin Thiele

The Thought of Becoming

Gilles Deleuze’s Poetics of Life continue


Carmen Mörsch (ed.)

documenta 12 education II

Between Critical Practice and Visitor Services continue


Gabriele Gramelsberger (ed.)

From Science to Computational Sciences

Studies in the History of Computing and its Influence continue


Exhibition: Foreign Exchange (or the stories you wouldn’t tell a stranger)

Location: Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29, 69594 Frankfurt am Main

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.


»Distributed Attention. A Media History of Distraction« - A lecture by Petra Löffler

Location: Columbia University, Deutsches Haus, 420 West 116th Street , 10027 New York, NY

Immanuel Kant deemed it an art of living, for Michel Foucault it was synonymous with taking care of oneself: distraction is no longer a disability, but a positive and productive necessity. In her talk »Distributed Attention. A Media History of Distraction«, Petra Löffler outlines a cultural history of distraction, stressing the important role modern mass entertainment facilities played in this paradigm shift.

Praise for »Foreign Exchange«

»The Weltkulturen Museum’s wise insights are a yardstick against which other ethnological museums will have to be measured« (FAZ). For more information on the exhibition and guided tours, be sure to check the museum's website. The exhibition catalogue is available in English and German.


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