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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.

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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»Foreign Exchange«: Shortlisted for the International Tribal Art Book Prize

Foreign Exchange (or the stories you won't tell a stranger) has been shortlisted for the International Tribal Art Book Prize 2014. Readers can vote for their favorite preselected title till November 14:

The winning books will be officially announced on Monday, December 8th.


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