Weltkulturen Museum Depot, Frankfurt am Main, Riederwald © Armin Linke, 2013,

Enlarge image: Depot des Weltkulturen Museums mit Blick auf ein Aufbewahrungssystem

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT. From Being Rendered Invisible and Becoming Visible

29 April - 18 July 2021
Weltkulturen Museum

Museums store, manage and transmit knowledge. But what knowledge is stored and communicated - and by whom? What is excluded or overridden?

"Hidden in Plain Sight" examines how through multiple perspectives and approaches a space in the museum can be created, that allows for critically dealing with colonialism and its aftermaths up to the present day. The exhibition shows how a decolonial education practice can open up new points of view within the museum.

The exhibition deals with current topics such as the history and origins of artefacts as well as interrogates scientific classification systems  in dialogue with works by contemporary artists.

“Hidden in Plain Sight” deliberately pursues the ambitious goal of creating productive spaces for thinking about new forms of social coexistence and dialogue.

Participating artists
FrauHerr Meko (Darmstadt, Germany)
Kitso Lynn Lelliott (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Ema Tavola (Aukland, New Zealand)
Joana Tischkau (Frankfurt/Berlin, Germany)

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Weltkulturen Museum
Schaumainkai 29-37
60594 Frankfurt

+49 (0)69 212 31510

U: 1-3, 8 (Schweizer Platz) 4, 5 (Willy-Brandt-Platz) Tram: 15, 16 (Schweizer- / Gartenstraße)
TUE – SUN 11 am – 6 pm
WED 11 am – 8 pm

Municipal museum of the City of Frankfurt

Free admission for children and young persons under 18

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