Weltkulturen Museum Frankfurt: A labour of Love

A labour of love

Till 24 July 2016

In the row of museums along the banks of the river Main in Frankfurt there is also the Welkulturen museum. A small museum, where they show Art and Culture from the ‘non-western’ world.

At the moment they have an exhibition called: A Labour of Love, with Art from South Africa.


The exhibition is curated by Gabi Ngcobo and Dr. Yvette Mutumba.

From the leaflet:

‘A LABOUR OF LOVE focuses on a key part of the Weltkulturen Museum’s contemporary art collection: 600 works from South Afrika acquired by German pastor Hans Blum on behalf of the museum in 1986.’ ..

.’Thanks to a cooperative project between the Weltkulturen Museum and the Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg A LABOUR OF LOVE is presenting a new generation’s perspective on the historical situation, referencing not only the past but the present as well. ‘…

‘The selection of works from the collection of the Welkulturen Museum is informed by different ways of reading the notion of love in the works themselves as well as their historical contexts’

‘The exhibition invokes these diverse definitions of love, yet simultaneously evokes the passion and commitment behind the productio of these works and the creation of the Frankfurt collection.’

About one of the curators: ‘Gabi Ngcobo is an artist, curator and lecturer at the Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg. Shei is involved in exhibition projects in Africa, Europe and North and South America. Currently she is co-curator of the 32nd Säo Paulo Biennal.’

The the purchase overview


Among the names artists of Rorke’s Drift and Sam Nhlengethwa.

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