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How would you feel if your objects were taken and exhibited in the museum?
Is it appreciation or appropriation to exhibit drawings of exhibits?
What does taste mean here? Whose taste is at stake?

Students from a Berlin 8th grade class took objects of their choice from the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art and drew them. The Berlin artist Manuel Ahnemüller used them to create an expansive installation for the foyer. Darren O’Donnell, artistic director of the internationally successful performance group “Mammalian Diving Reflex”, is the artistic director of the five-year project Humboldting! in the context of which this exhibition can take place. Both talk about cultural appropriation and the connection to the question of whether the chocolate or walnut caramel ice cream tastes better.

5 pm – 5:30 pm
DJ Sabine Hoffmann

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Talk with Manuel Ahnemüller & Darren O’Donnell

6:15 pm – 8 pm
DJ Sabine Hoffmann

Moderation: Tarek Ibrahim

The talk takes places partly in german and in english.


Manuel Ahnemüller

designs both large-scale installations and stage productions in his artistic works, but he also works on a smaller scale with artefacts and objects. In his design processes, he primarily deals with the themes of im/ material cultural heritage and identity.

He studied Visual Communication at the University of the Arts Berlin, where he was awarded the artistic distinction of the Meisterschüler in 2019 for his participatory installation Memoria.

During his stays abroad, including in Australia (2010/11), Los Angeles (USA, 2015/16) and Toronto (Canada, 2017/18), he acquired intercultural skills that are now an important component in his diversity and anti-discrimination work and practice as an arts and culture mediator.

Since 2022, he has been researching the design and impact of consumer graphics on plastic bags in his PhD in media theory.



Darren O’Donnell

Born in Edmonton, Canada, in 1965, Darren O’Donnell is a multi-award winning Canadian writer, director, performer and has travelled the world as artistic director of Mammalian Diving Reflex. With projects such as Torontonians or upLIFTers and Mit Ohne Alles, he has developed projects that break unusual ground in cultural work, especially with young people. Darren O’Donnell’s work is based on mutual trust and balanced communication among all participants. On this basis, equal collaborations are created with groups underrepresented in the cultural sector, especially young people.

His numerous publications on the artistic form of participation include Social Acupuncture (2006). In 2018, he published Haircuts by Children, and Other Evidence for a New Social Contract, which proposes the cultural sector as a place to explore a new social contract with children.



Sabine Hoffmann

abine was born and raised in Berlin. She grew up listening to a diverse array of hip hop, soul, funk and crossover beats. Sabine discovered her passion for spinning vinyl around the early 2000’s, when she was first exposed to electronic music. She plays a deep blend of techno, electro, Chicago & Detroit house with nuggets of acid, funk and breakbeats rolled in.

But regardless of the style, you will always find Sabine playing vinyl only sets as she prefers the warmth of analog sounds and the classic feel of turntables. She has played at almost all the leading clubs in Berlin such as About Blank, Salon zur wilden Renate, Berghain Kantine, Griessmühle, IPSE, Farbfernseher, Golden Gate, Arena Club and the list goes on. Her international profile has been steadily increasing, she already played in Tiflis, Paris, Baku, Yerevan, Krakow and Thessaloniki to name a few.

Sabine is the founder of “Frauengedeck”. It´s an event series focusing on an all female line up. She wants to support and present female DJs. She has held many events at different clubs throughout Berlin like Wilde Renate, Griessmühle, Farbfernseher and Beate Uwe. The first international events outside of Germany, were held in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia other country’s will soon follow.

Since 2016 Sabine works at the well known OYE record shop in Berlin. She is also hosting a monthly Frauengedeck livestream, which is streamed from the OYE record shop.

She finished her Audio Engineering studies at SAE. Inspired by her gained knowledge, she started putting her focus on music production. The first result, a collaboration with No Mad Ronin is available on the label Zaijenroots.


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