museum global

Lasar Segall, Encontro, ca. 1924, Acervo Museu Lasar Segall – IBRAM/MinC, © Museu Lasar Segall

Research project (since 2015)

The project museum global is a research project of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, in cooperation with the Chair of Global Art History at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies of Heidelberg University, with scientific advice by Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja.

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The research project has been initialized and is funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation.


Further Information

Federal Cultural Foundation
(Kulturstiftung des Bundes)

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museum global
Microhistories of an Ex-centric
Modernism

10 November, 2018 –10 March, 2019
K20 Grabbeplatz

With a point of departure in a critical engagement with our own collection, museum global – a research and exhibition project of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen – focuses on selected instances of a transcultural modernism that is situated beyond the Western canon.

With microhistories from Japan, Brazil, Mexico, China, India, Lebanon, or Nigeria (1910 to 1960), the museum interrogates not just a Eurocentric version of art history, but our own perspectives as well. Via a lively forum, the museum is opening itself up toward urban society and initiating a discussion involving diverse communities, art, scholarship, and research.

 


The exhibition is curated by:

Kathrin Beßen, Susanne Gaensheimer, Doris Krystof, Nóra Lukács (freelancing), Isabelle Malz, Maria Müller-Schareck und Melanie Vietmeier (freelancing)

In collaboration with: Janine Blöß (freelancing), Julia Hagenberg, Sarah Schmeller, Peter Schüller, Agnieszka Skolimowska, Linda Walther, Thelma Marimba Williamson