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The exhibition concept of the Johann Jacobs Museum is characterized by a process-oriented approach and aims to react to the interrelations of globalization and the complex history of global trade routes. The main theme of the Johann Jacobs Foundation in Zurich is to support the development of children under 12 years.

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November 2017
CHF7

The stratifications of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

30 November 2017 - 30 November 2018
Johann Jacobs Museum, Seefeldquai 17, 8034 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Using archaeological, ethnographic and cartographic methods, Tiffany Chung examines changes caused by war, human destruction, or natural catastrophes. Their deceptively beautiful maps and accumulations of finds unleash the experiences that extend under destroyed topographies like Saigon or Aleppo. (What can not be reconstructed in reality can bring art to light).

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February 2018

A PAINTING FOR THE EMPEROR

8 February - 31 May
Johann Jacobs Museum, Seefeldquai 17, 8034 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

In 1885, the king of Hawaii commissioned a large oil painting. He wanted to give this as a gift to the Japanese emperor, but the painting never found its way into the imperial collection. Now, the painting is being shown for the first time outside Japan - in an exhibition that reconstructs the context in which the painting was created and the lives of its protagonists. Like a window, the painting reveals the Asian-Pacific world of the late 19th century,…

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