PALMS. Visions of the good life. A dream, a hope, an escape from everyday life. With candles and ashtrays in the shape of palms or a glitter palm in an ice-cream sundae, we take a bit of it home—an admission that we dream a dream of great happiness, combined with a genial petty bourgeois mentality.


Fieldwork in the Museum
As far back as the early 1980s, the Weltkulturen Museum was something of a pioneer in establishing dialogue between contemporary art and ethnological museums through its collection of non-European contemporary art. It shows how artistic involvement with ethnographic artefacts in the museum can look. Objects from the collection interface with recent works by international artists.
The artistic works are complemented by historical facsimiles and unpublished essays by renowned authors such as Richard Sennett and Paul Rabinow, as well as interviews with the participating artists.

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ISBN 978-3-86678-651-6

16,50 x 23,00 cm

508 Pages

187 colored and 8 b/w illustrations

Softcover with flaps, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: English

Clémentine Deliss
mit Beiträgen von
Lothar Baumgarten, Clémentine Deliss, Mathis Esterhazy, Hubert Fichte, Vanessa von Gliszczynski, Hans-Jürgen Heinrichs, Richard Kuba, Michael Oppitz, Eva Raabe, Paul Rabinow, Issa Samb, Richard Sennett, Mona Suhrbier, Sophia Thubauville
very, Frankfurt am Main
Exhibition „OBJECT ATLAS. Fieldwork in the Museum“, 25 January to 16 September 2011, Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt am Main