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Tour for students

Guided tours through the exhibitions

Admission for the exhibition is free, Attendance: 1€ per person
duration: ca. 45 min
group size: up to 20 people

Currently, three different guided tour formats are offered, from which can be chosen according to interest. Previous knowledge is not necessary.

Telling and thinking stories
Tour in a dialogue format

Based on the current exhibitions Franz Kapfer: Atlanten — Ich oder das Chaos [Atlases – Me or the Chaos] and Isabel Lewis and Dirk Bell: Ever/​Repair, the aim of this tour is to reflect on the writing of history(ies). How does historiography actually work and for whom is it important? Why is it important to know history(ies)? Which stories are often not or not sufficiently told and what is collective memory?

In a joint tour of the exhibitions, we would like to approach these questions in a cautious way and consider how it is possible for each individual to actively influence history today. In particular, we will look at the mythical and tragic-comic monuments by Franz Kapfer.

The self and the other 
Tour in a dialogue format

How do we experience ourselves and how do we look at others? How can shared experiences be used to break down or overcome strong opinions and even prejudices? In a joint exhibition tour, we would like to explore these and other questions through discussion. Taking Isabel Lewis and Dirk Bell’s exhibition Ever/​Repair as a point of departure, we will think about self-perception by reflecting on the presumed differences of others. This tour can be adapted to different age groups and interests.

Reparation and restitution — is that possible? 
Interactive tour

Both exhibitions focus on history and forms of oppression and injustice. While Franz Kapfer aspires to expose abuses of power in a monumental way by clearly naming and pointing out grievances, Lewis and Bell, through their performance, are concerned with the creation of something new, moving beyond the usual mechanisms of oppression. Reparation and restitution also play a central role. But what exactly do reparation and restitution mean – especially in the context of violence?

In this interactive tour, we would like to precisely look at these aspects: How should oppression be recognized and prevented? Following the joint tour, we will discuss in small groups how oppression can be counteracted and what reparation and restitution can look like.