IslandBeing. IslandLife
Photographs by Mila Teshaieva. Insights into Frisian Lives

25.08.2017 to 02.04.2018
Museum Europäischer Kulturen

The Museum Europäischer Kulturen dedicates the 14th European Culture Days in 2017 to the Frisian inhabitants of the Netherlands and Germany. Numerous events will introduce visitors to Frisian daily life, both historic and contemporary, as well as clothing, traditional dress, language, customs, and foodways. Lectures, readings, workshops, music, and dance present the culture of this northern European region.

IslandBeing. IslandLife

Photographers have long been drawn to the unique landscape of the island of Föhr and its inhabitants. One of these artists is Mila Teshaieva, who lived on the island for a year and a half as an artist in residence, creating portraits of its inhabitants. To create these photographs she used the technique of “light painting”, requiring complete darkness and a torch as the sole source of light. The artist used this laborious and time-consuming method to create fascinating portraits which call to mind the paintings of Netherlandish artists of the Baroque.

The “Island Being” that the photographer discovered through this process allows the viewer to delve into a seemingly unreal, mystical atmosphere. The portrait subjects are documented in their immediate living environments, in an almost ethnographic fashion. In order to display these living environments of the island’s inhabitants in greater detail, a number of them were interviewed and filmed by staff at the MEK. Everyday objects and historical photographs from the MEK collection and loans from the Museum Kunst der Westküste, the Friesen Museum and from numerous inhabitants of Föhr provide documentary snapshots of everyday life on the island.

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© Kalüün

24.09.2017 12:00 Uhr
Museum Europäischer Kulturen

© Mila Teshaieva

14.10.2017 15:00 Uhr
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Curator tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Dietmar Katz 2017

14.10.2017 18:00 Uhr
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Lecture

© Mila Teshaieva

11.11.2017 15:00 Uhr
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Curator tour

© Hans-Jürgen Thiede

11.11.2017 16:00 Uhr
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Performance

© Mila Teshaieva

09.12.2017 15:00 Uhr
Museum Europäischer Kulturen
Curator tour

© Mila Teshaieva

13.01.2018 15:00 Uhr
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Curator tour

© Mila Teshaieva, 2014

13.01.2018 18:00 Uhr
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Panel discussion

© Mila Teshaieva

10.02.2018 15:00 Uhr
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Curator tour

© Mila Teshaieva, 2014

10.02.2018 18:00 Uhr
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Lecture

© Mila Teshaieva

10.03.2018 15:00 Uhr
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Curator tour

© Rüdiger Ziehe

24.03.2018 18:00 Uhr
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Film season

© Mila Teshaieva

01.11.2017 13:00 Uhr
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Workshop (several days)

© © Mila Teshaieva

26.11.2017 14:00 Uhr
Museum Europäischer Kulturen
Workshop (one-day)

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