The "Re.Inventing Grassi" exhibition introduces a novel approach by enlisting artists as co-interpreters in collaboration with anthropologists and historians. This unique arrangement serves to challenge the context of colonial collections. Traditionally, anthropologists and historians have been the primary voices interpreting these collections, often from a scholarly and academic perspective. However, by incorporating artists into this process, the exhibition breaks new ground in how these collections are examined and understood.
Artists bring a fresh and imaginative perspective to the table, offering a lens that goes beyond scientific analysis. Their creativity and ability to evoke emotions can provide alternative viewpoints and insights into the historical and cultural significance of the items within the colonial collections. By working together, artists, anthropologists, and historians are able to create a more multi-dimensional interpretation that not only challenges the traditional narratives surrounding these collections but also invites a broader audience to engage with the exhibits.
This tour can be booked in English, German, Portuguese and Spanish.