Introduction: The Dead Among Us
Exposing the Dead. Human Remains on Display

Thursday, May 19 – Saturday, May 21, 2022

The Dignity of the Dead

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Thursday, May 19
Friday, May 20
Saturday, May 21

Conception: Mischa Gabowitsch, Potsdam, and Frédéric Keck, Paris/Berlin
with Sarah Benz, Berlin; Guo Yueshan, Beijing; Nerija Putinaitė, Vilnius; Isabelle Reimann, Berlin; Iryna Sklokina, Lviv; Holger Stoecker, Göttingen; Liv Nilsson Stutz, Växjö; Małgorzata Wosińska, Warsaw; Alexei Yurchak, Berkeley

In a time of war and plague, how do we treat the dead with dignity? How has this question been answered in different times and places? Why do we display the bodies of certain heroes or victims, of certain saints or political leaders? Why do we present some of our dead in museums in the name of medicine or as colonial artefacts? What is the duty of the living to the dead?


Preliminary program

May 19, 2022