|Installation: free of charge; Live performances: 16 EUR / reduced 8 EUR|
|English, German, Suaheli|
|Sonderausstellung 2, EG|
Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri, Sat: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
VINYAGO combines exhibition, dance, music and video art to create a room-filling installation. At the centre are East African masks from the Ethnologisches Museum – objects that were originally used in a spiritual, performative context and are now kept and exhibited in a clinically clean museum environment.
Thirteen artists from Tanzania deal with this shift in meaning, questioning the location with its contradictory architecture and history and reflecting on the colonial heritage. Researchers are examined, viewers are observed and the museum is exposed as a place forced to grapple with its violence-ridden past.
Visitors can see the installation during regular hours; admission is free. On thirteen evenings a live performance will take place in the exhibition galleries, and on the 4th, 7th to 12th and 14th to 18th December the installation will come alive during the day as well: short performances will provide a glimpse of the evening performances. So please come by anytime!
Curation and Choreography
Dancer, actor, musician and artistic director of ASEDEVA (Arts for Social and Economic Development in Africa). The idea for Vinyago cam, the organisation that under which umbrella Vinyago is implemented.
Curation, Project Management, Exhibition Texts
The historian and political scientist worked for different international cultural and non profit organisations in India, Zambia, Germany and Tanzania.
Curation, Video Installation
The photographer and filmmaker deals with themes of cultural as well as individual memory. He is particularly interested in identity and storytelling.
Victor John Tinga is a Sound Engineer and a Digital content creater, based in Dar es salaam. He holds a BA in computer Engineering and a Diploma in IT. With many years of experience in sound recording in the field and studio. Throughout his carrier he has been involved in various projects, VINYAGO being one of them. He believes all heritage – whether tangible or non-tangible – has impact on the presence and future for individuals and communities. For him examining the past is what keeps societies strong and rooted.
Stage, light and probs designer from Dar es Salaam with 15 years of experience. He has worked in projects such as Haba na Haba – International Dance Festival, Marafiki Music Festival, Art Explosion (National Museum of Tanzania), Bagamoyo Festival and Zanzibar International Film Festival.