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Intervention: “Pop Culture and Everyday Life: Politics, Health, and Sports / Games in Indigenous North America”

Curators: Silke Piwko and Frank Usbeck, Völkerkundemuseum Herrnhut, March 2021 – 31 Dec 2021

An intervention in the permanent exhibition at Herrnhut, discussing the role of pop culture in contemporary Indigenous North America. The exhibit presents posters, postage stamps, clothing, games, merchandise, and sports articles to discuss, e.g., the US presidential election of 2020, Indigenous sovereignty, public health campaigns on Covid-19, tuberculosis and other issues, as well as Indigenous sports, stars, and fandom.

“Plakatiert! Reflexionen des indigenen Nordamerika”

Curated by students of Ethnology and Curatorial Studies, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, presented at Weltkulturen-Museum Frankfurt (2019), chief curator: Markus Lindner.

Updated in a joint project by GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig and Karl-May-Museum Radebeul, presented at galerie KUB Leipzig (31 Oct 2020 – 28 Feb 2021).

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown in Saxony, the exhibit was open to the public for only two days. State Ethnographic Collections Saxony/GRASSI Museum Leipzig created a multimedia guide with a selection of posters and texts.

Intervention: “Greenland Today. Ullutsinni Kalaallit Nunaat”

Curators: Silke Piwko, Frank Usbeck, and India-Wiborada Piwko. Photos by India-Wiborada Piwko. Völkerkundemuseum Herrnhut, 28 June 2019 – 31 December 2020

An intervention in the Herrnhut permanent exhibition, presenting photos from Greenland, as well as souvenirs, toys, media, and pop music.

“Allerwärts. Herrnhut in der Welt des Tabaks”

Chief curator: Petra Martin. Völkerkundemuseum Herrnhut (Staatliche Ethnographische Sammlungen Sachsen / SES, Staatliche Kundstammlungen Dresden / SKD). 25 May – 27 October 2019.

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