GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig
GRASSI Museum Leipzig
Johannisplatz 5-11
04103 Leipzig

Exhibition duration: 07.05.2020—17.01.2021

From may, 7th the exhibition “Szenen des Lebes” is open at Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde Leipzig. Due to SARS-CoV-2/Covid 19 the opening of the exhibition was postponed.

The exhibition focuses on the collection of japanese artefacts by Heinrich Botho Scheube, a german medical in Kyoto at the of the 19th century. The central piece of this collection and exhibition is a japanese folding screen (»byōbu«) from the 17th century with depictions of street life in Kyoto.

My work “Rhythmnanlysis”, which works with scenes of contemporaray street life in Kyoto and Tokyo is shown in this exhibition together with the folding screen. I am especially happy about this combination, because old japanes depictions of street life were my inspiration back in Kyoto where I began the work 2016 during my residency at Villa Kamogawa.

The exibition is accompanied by a publication about the collection, it´s iconography and the restauration process of the folding screen. A contribution by Barbara John about “Rythmanalysis” is part of the publication.