UN-True Reflection / OGLEDALO
Interactive multimedia exhibition at Galerie Einwand, Münchner Stadtmuseum
A collaboration between balkaNet and the Münchner Stadtmuseum
October 6 – October 30, 2021
“People tell their stories. Threads of memories that run through their lives,
a melding of the good and the beautiful and unspeakable terror and horror.
War, being forced to flee, genocide. And then a new home.”
People from the Balkans form the largest minority in many German cities – Munich is home to over 100,000 people with links to that region. They have contributed much to the city’s history and play an active role in shaping what Munich is today. Yet while their experiences and memories of war, of being forced to flee and of genocide are a constant in their own lives, they are rarely recounted or even heard by those outside the community. The people of this community are important to Munich and the inclusion of their recollections in our society’s collective memory is long overdue.
With the "Un-True Reflection / OGLEDALO" exhibition, balkaNet e.V. has designed an interactive multimedia space where stories and memories about migration to Germany can be explored. A space that brings the people of Munich together and encourages them to talk to each other, through a public platform where people from different backgrounds can tell their personal stories and take their rightful place in the city’s history.
Curated by balkaNet e.V.:
Asmir Šabić, Nils Nebe, Denijen Pauljević, Iris Špringer
The exhibition is a follow-up to "Ming(R)a Talks: Geteilte Erinnerungen – Shared Stories – Ruanda 1994 – Srebrenica 1995 – München 2021", an event held at the Münchner Stadtmuseum on July 21, 2021.
More information about balkaNet e.V.: https://balkanet.de/
The pop-up gallery Einwand follows the permanent exhibition “Migration Moves the City – Changing Perspectives“. Located in the city center it offers a space for workshops, events, and entertaining exhibitions dealing with the history and the present of migrant Munich. These exhibitions, workshops and events are created participatory and are to be understood as “objection” (EINWAND = objection in German). Through experimental museum work, new exhibition formats, as well as new historic narratives, are created.
The Einwand gallery is multi-layered, innovative, spontaneous, multi-perspectival, participative and anti-racist. With level access and free of admission, the Münchner Stadtmuseum offers a cultural space open for and to everyone.