A critical analysis of a masterpiece of Berlin Art Nouveau porcelain
“Re: Guestlist Wedding Procession” is a critical examination of a major work of Berlin Art Nouveau porcelain and explores current questions about the decolonization of museums, with the so-called “Wedding Procession” as an example.
The project focuses on the “Wedding Procession”, a multi-figure porcelain centerpiece designed by sculptor Adolf Amberg in 1904 and sculpted at the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin (KPM). The design is associated with the wedding of the last German Crown Prince Frederick William of Prussia and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
Arts-and-crafts objects are rarely associated with the colonial perception at the time of their creation at a first glance. Detached from its holistic composition, individual figures of the wedding procession are viewed critically in terms of discrimination, and stereotypical modes of representation are questioned and examined. A video work created especially for the project deals with the ambivalent object.
Current questions on the decolonization of museums, examined by students of the HTW – Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
Over the course of two semesters, eleven students from the HTW’s master’s program in museum management and communication dealt with current issues of discrimination-critical curating and the multi-layered question “To show or not to show?”
A student project of HTW Berlin in cooperation with the Bröhan Museum.
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