Feeling War

from: 27.06.2014 to: 28.06.2015
Museum Europäischer Kulturen

There is no war without heightened emotions: love of one's country, hatred of the enemy and compassion for the victims. Fear for one's life and well-being, pain and mourning follow soon thereafter.

These wartime emotions will be explored in associative conceptual spaces, in which original artifacts from the First and Second World Wars will be juxtaposed with artworks from present-day artists. These artifacts and artworks will enter into dialogue with one another, and thus into a relationship of tension: In the "Fear" space, for example, an armored breastplate from 1915 is encountered alongside a current photography series on sharpshooters by artist Simon Menner. The patriotic nailing of the almost 13m-high Hindenburg sculpture in front of Berlin's Victory Column stands next to pacifist counter-positions. Postal correspondence between two lovers at the trenches and the "home front" provides a glimpse into the changing emotions and real lives of soldiers. The exhibition ends with personal grief juxtaposed with the adoration of heroes.

In this way, new possibilities are opened up for reflection on war. They show what role emotions play in war and what kind of decisions an individual can make.

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27.09.2014 16:00 Uhr
Museum Europäischer Kulturen
Guided tour


27.09.2014 17:00 Uhr
Museen Dahlem
Guided tour | Theatre


08.10.2014 18:30 Uhr
Museum Europäischer Kulturen
Guided tour


08.10.2014 19:30 Uhr
Museum Europäischer Kulturen
Guided tour | Reading


26.10.2014 15:00 Uhr
Museum Europäischer Kulturen
Guided tour


12.11.2014 18:00 Uhr
Museum Europäischer Kulturen
Guided tour


12.11.2014 19:00 Uhr
Museum Europäischer Kulturen
Guided tour | Discussions

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Announcement for the Special Exhibitions at the Museum Europäischer Kulturen in the Annual Theme: Outbreak / Worldbreak 1914