Tea with Nefertiti at Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst Munich

Posted on May 5, 2014
Tea with Nefertiti at Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst Munich

We are proud to announce the last show of Tea with Nefertiti:

Nofretete – tête-à-tête: Wie Kunst gemacht wird
Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath
7th of May – 7th of September, 2014
Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst
Arcisstraße 16, 80333 München.

After a critically acclaimed two-year international tour starting at Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art (Doha/Qatar) followed by the Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris/France) and the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (Valencia/Spain), Tea with Nefertiti comes full circle and ends its European tour at the new state-of-the-art premises of the State Museum of Egyptian Art (Munich/Germany) under the German title Nofretete – tête-à-tête: Wie Kunst gemacht wird. The exhibition employs the journey of the iconic bust of Nefertiti as metaphor for the mechanisms by which artworks come to acquire a range of meanings, functions and agencies that can embody a number of diverse, and at times conflicting narratives. These narratives can lead to the creation of images of other cultures often coercing artists and artworks into playing the questionable role of cultural ambassadors. Organized along three thematic chapters, the artist, the museum and the public, the exhibition reflects on the process of appropriation that an artwork undergoes starting with the artist’s creative process, moving on to the exhibition’s modes of presentation and finishing with the collective narratives that are at play in the public sphere. (from the press text by the curators)

The Artists: Ai Weiwei, Armand (b. Armenak Arzrouni), Mohamad-Said Baalbaki, Taha Belal, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Honoré Daumier, Fouad El Khoury, Mamduh Muhamad Fathallah, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Francis Frith, Georg Frey, Alberto Giacometti, Gilbert & George, Georges Henein, Candida Höfer, Iman Issa, J&K (Janne Schäfer & Kristine Agergaard), Emily Jacir, Brandt Junceau, Ida Kar, William Kentridge, Susanne Kriemann, Little Warsaw (Bálint Havas and András Galik), Maha Maamoun, Luigi Mayer, Lee Miller, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Amedeo Modigliani, Mahmoud Moukhtar, Vik Muniz, Youssef Nabil, Xenia Nikolskaya, Amy Nimr, Lorraine O’Grady, Grayson Perry, David Roberts, Nida Sinnokrot, Thomas Struth, David G. Tretiakoff, Kees van Dongen, Franz Lenbach, Van Leo (b. Alexander Boyadjian), Ala Younis, Bassem Yousri  
The exhibition also features a number of artworks that are conventionally classified as Ancient Egyptian, Islamic, Orientalist and Modern.