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10.12.2021 – 06.03.2022

Tickets: 7 Euro

reduced: 5 Euro

Children up to 6 years: free

More information HERE

EFIE: The Museum as Home.

Kunst aus Ghana


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EFIE: The Museum as Home. Kunst aus Ghana (Design: florida)

EFIE: The Museum as Home. Kunst aus Ghana (Design: florida)

"EFIE: The Museum as Home" presents historical and contemporary art from Ghana: video works and multimedia installations by Afroscope, Diego Araúja, Rita Mawuena Benissan, Kwasi Darko, Kuukua Eshun, Na Chainkua Reindorf, El Anatsui and Studio Nyali.

These works by contemporary artists are combined with historical artifacts on loan from several German museums. The exhibition expands the traditional understanding of the institution "museum", questions traditional forms of presentation and offers new perspectives - on the art, but also on the reality from which they originate. The exhibition was conceived by art historian, author and filmmaker  Nana Oforiatta Ayim.


"EFIE" means "home" in the Akan languages.

The exhibition asks how a museum can become a more appropriate home for the artworks on display. The so-called encyclopedic museums of European tradition are based, among other things, on the claim that cultural objects are presented there in an objective and value-neutral manner. In fact, they preserve a subjective, mostly national, in any case purely European perspective on the world - but with a universal claim.

In addition to the works of the seven contemporary artists, the exhibition shows historical artifacts that originate from the territory of present-day Ghana and are in German collections today. The exhibition draws attention to the fact that these objects have mostly been torn from their original context and are isolated in museum collections of the Western world.


Nana Oforiatta Ayim is the curator of the acclaimed Ghanaian Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale and the founder and director of the ANO Institute of Arts & Knowledge. The ANO works to establish pan-African perspectives through exhibitions, grants, institution building, and collaborations with local communities and governments from around the world. She is director at large of the Association of Museums and Heritage Sites of Ghana. Ayim was born in Germany and now lives in Ghana. 




More information about the exhibition HERE

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