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Motion Detector: Remembering the victims of HIV and AIDS

Museum Europäischer Kulturen

To coincide with the patchwork workshop on 15 February, the Museum Europäischer Kulturen is presenting the recently acquired block 22 of the Dutch AIDS Memorial Quilt. The block is a 3.80 m² patchwork quilt that was made in memory of the victims of HIV and AIDS by friends and relatives of the deceased. Around the world, the AIDS Memorial Quilts have become a powerful visual reminder on the issue of HIV/AIDS.

The “Motion Detector” presents the AIDS Memorial Quilt against the wider backdrop of worldwide cultures of remembrance, with a special focus on Berlin. One of the featured examples is the Namen und Steine project, situated in front of Berlin's Hamburger Bahnhof in memory of the deceased and created by the artist Tom Fecht.

The present display of the “Motion Detector” and the block from the AIDS Memorial Quilt are located in the foyer at Arnimallee 25 and are on view until 31 May.