192 Seiten mit 150 Abbildungen, 28 × 24 cm, Gebunden
Erscheint im September 2022
With contributions by Horst Bredekamp, Anja Tack, Ulrike Kremeier, Karlheinz Lüdeking, Aude Christel Mgba, Michael Mönninger, Barbara Steiner et al.
A Japanese teahouse, an audio installation with Nigerian sounds, and a bronze flagpole divided in two: In the extensive areas of the Humboldt Forum in Berlin, it is possible to discover numerous, in part large-scale works of contemporary art. Artworks by artists from various societies of origin enrich the collections in the exhibitions of the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art. In addition, seven works of art-in-architecture that deal with the history of the location or with the Humboldt Forum as a “place for the world’s cultures,” encounters, and exchange, or are dedicated to Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt, for whom the institution is named, have been realized in the Humboldt Forum. This book presents the artworks in informative texts that are rich in associations as well as in impressive photographs.