When Pablo Picasso and his fellow artists first encountered sculptures from Africa and Oceania, treasures of tribal art, at the beginning of the twentieth century, they obviously considered them as artworks. Do ethnographers and researchers, who understand the functions that these objects have in tribal culture, see all them as artworks? Do today's viewers see them as objects of art or interesting ethnographic artefacts from a barely known, remote world? These are the essential questions explored by the exhibition.
Objects Left Behind
The floor-exhibition and photo exposition of the Museum of Ethnography represents the objects left behind by refugees and found by the researchers during the 2015 migration-wave on the Serbian-Hungarian border. We do not know the owners of the found objects and have no information about their further lives. We invite you to interact with the objects, to find out the personal stories hiding in them.