Who or what haunts the museum? Which uninterrogated, unsettling histories do these ghosts hint at? We will discuss selected theoretical approaches to haunting and the ghostly, then relate them to particular art works and/or parts of the exhibition.

Margareta von Oswald works at CARMAH, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her research deals with the negotiations of contested colonial legacies in the present.

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Learning to Live with Ghosts. A workshop to think about haunting pasts in the present. Theory workshop with Margareta von Oswald (anthropologist, Berlin) in conversation with Anna-Catharina Gebbers (curator, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin)(in English)


Offers for: Adults
Date: Sun 05.08.2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Meeting point: Unfertiges Glossar
Price: 0 EUR
plus admission
Registration: booking/prior registration essential
Exhibition: Hello World. Revising a Collection
Collection: Nationalgalerie

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