The Ethnological Museum and Museum of Asian Art were not included in the Forum’s grand inauguration in July, but instead, quietly opened in September.
The Humboldt Forum thinks it can genuinely pursue and cultivate “peaceful dialogue between cultures” from a position of global power. I’m not so sure.
Thousands of objects were looted from present-day Nigeria by British troops in a punitive mission in 1897.
The protesters called to redirect government funding of the Humboldt Forum towards cultural decolonization initiatives.
A look back at all the questions, contradictions, omissions, and elisions of last year’s bauhaus imaginista exhibition reveals that it was a show about contemporary Germany as a country as much as it is about whatever we are calling “the Bauhaus.”