The Women’s Museum Berlin is inviting to two new exhibitions to each of which will be published a catalogue.
11 July 2018 – 31 August 2018
Painting | Installation | Photography | Video
In Lichtenberg living or working artists were invited to deal with the term “home” in a site-related, but also critical in the broad sense. The exhibition shows nine selected artistic positions. A cooperation of the Frauenmuseum Berlin e.V. and the rk- Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst.
Painting, photography, video, graphics and installation by the artists living or working in Lichtenberg, Ruth Biller, Liat Grayver, Elisa Haug, Olivia Martin Moore, Michaela Nasoetion, Christine Stark, Anja Teske, Anita Stöhr Weber and Maria Vedder. The title Heim_Spiel emphasizes the site-relatedness of the exhibition, in which the artists deal with home between prefabricated buildings, Late Ice and cacti.
A catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition. Supported by the Municipal Galleries Exhibition Fund of the Senate Department of Culture and Europe.
Opening on Friday, 13 July at 20:00
Pionierpflanzen und weiterer Wildwuchs
17 artists of the Women’s Museum Berlin are taking part in this exhibition.
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The Vietnamese Women’s Museum is a popular attraction in Hanoi. In two consecutive years 2015-2016, the Museum was listed as the best attraction in Vietnam. The permanent exhibition tells stories about the lives of Vietnamese women, including the memories and contributions of women during times of war, and while practicing and transferring cultural values. The Museum also frequently organizes activities to further the cause of gender equality. Based on the content of the Museum, the agency selected striking images in order to create three posters with strong, creative messages.
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The Director of the museum, Ms Nguyễn Thị Bích Vân expressed her gratitude to the agency for its contribution to the museum with the following comments: “The museum preserves the cultural heritage of Vietnamese women, but also strives to educate young and old on the importance of gender equality. The posters express the fearless, unwavering spirit of women and the agency’s creators employed a refreshingly innovative means of delivering social messages through visual design.”
Creative agency: Dentsu Vietnam
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