Cultural Splint #26

This week we will give you a new overview of the events in the cultural world. We provide a brief insight into current news from museums and cultural sites on our platform and beyond. Have fun while reading!

Experience weekend in Konolfingen in Switzerland

The village museum Dorfmuseum Alter Bären in Konolfingen in Switzerland is organizing an “Experience weekend” on 2 and 3 June 2018. From 10 am to 5 pm you can visit the special exhibition “Gallows, Tschugger, police – the police once and now”. The Ornithological Club Konolfingen also presents an exhibition in the garden of the museum. Many models and equipment of the former railway companies EBT / SMB / VHB can also be visited. Invited are young and old – also happy to play as grandfather times. For the physical well-being provides on both days the restaurant.

Stories and history to live on and with the Rhine

The life of the villages on the Rhine was fundamentally changed by its straightening 200 years ago. In 1818, work continued in the direction of Leimersheim. On this occasion, the approximately 90-minute guided tour “200 years living with the straightened Rhine” will take place on Sunday, 9th June 2018. The Förderkreis der Fischerhaus Leimersheim begins the tour of the drainage ditch in Leimersheim. During the tour you will learn a lot about flooding and dam construction, for economic and recreational use as well as “fly-brigg”. The tour ends at the harbor – once one of the important storage and transshipment points on the middle Upper Rhine.
The meeting point is at 4 pm at the bridge at the sports and leisure Leimersheim, a reservation is not necessary.

Special exhibition of the cities Ekeren and Andernach to the First World War

With the exhibition “Two Fronts – A Fate, Ekeren and Andernach in the First World War”, the Belgian-German twin cities Ekeren (Antwerp) and Andernach are realizing a joint special exhibition for the first time. The exhibition was conceived for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and deals with personal destinies during the war. The opening will take place on Friday, June 8, at 3pm. You can visit the exhibition from June 9 to July 29 in the Historical Town Hall in Andernach.

Showcase of one of the most important Iranian artist of the 20th century

In a concentrated retrospective, the mpk shows silent and moving images of the important Persian photographer, lyricist and director Abbas Kiarostami. The exhibition “Abbas Kiarostami – The Wind Will Carry Us – Photography and Film” presents a selection of the artist’s photographs and gives insights into his filmmaking. The opening of the exhibition will take place on June 8, 2018 at 7 pm at the Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern. You can visit the special exhibition from 9 June to 23 September. The exhibition has its origins partly in stocks of the Parisian Galerie de France and a private collection.

Rescue operation on the Mediterranean documented by artist

The opening of the exhibition “Daniel Kempf-Seifried.Mission in the Mediterranean” will be held on May 30, 2018 at 7 pm in the Künstlerhaus of the KunstKulturQuartier Nürnberg. Reporting about refugees venturing the dangerous route from Africa and the Middle East mostly across the Mediterranean is accompanied by shattering images of capsized boats and drowned people.

In April 2017, Daniel Kempf-Seifried, a photographer from the Sea-Eye rescue vessel, traveled from Malta to the Libyan coast to document the trip. Wooden or inflatable boats crowded with people, improvised seats and berths for those rescued on board, as well as details of Sea-Eye rescue operations document the black and white photographs. The picture series presented from 31 May to 15 July 2018 presents the burdening situation on a completely overloaded rescue ship.

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