Magazin A4 / Issue 02/2009 Museum der Völker
“taz.die Tageszeitung” May 2009
This review is unfortunately again relevant in the wake of the recent destruction of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud.
“taz.die Tageszeitung“ Dec. 2008
Azerbaijan presents itself in a beautiful exhibit – the highpoint being the original 7th c. Kitabi Dede Korkud manuscript. Yet Nagorno-Karabach remains unmentioned, as does the fate of the Armenian inhabitants.
Musings on an exhibition of coffins and funereal objects from 5thc. BC Paestum, Italy. The painted stone coffins depict men who have died in battle, the blood rite of men. Blood flows freely from male wounds and male bodies. Women, for their part, raise their bloodless arms in woe. Only the open pomegranates hint at more.
“taz.die Tageszeitung“ Sept. 2008
A stroll through the Berlin Babylon exhibit with an eye for the women who have been left unseen.
The same stroll of the Babylon exhibit – this time in German.
– Catherine Framm & Brigitte Werneburg, “taz.die Tageszeitung” July 2008
World of the Shadows, the death rituals of the people of New Ireland, in the South Pacific. The souls of the dead enter the malagans, the huge carved masks, and are then free to move onwards.
Persephone has lost her power, and the sirens as well, while the psychopomp Vanth is facing the wall and cannot be seen.