Das Herz des Orients gewinnen!

Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst – Galerie EG

Thursday 23.11.2023 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.

Inclusive guided tour for blind and visually impaired people.

The curator Dr. Thomas Kramer and the author Dr. Hannah Reuter guide through the cultural-historical exhibition and put the Oriental tales of Karl May (1842-1912) up for discussion against the background of current developments. For the first time, the exhibition chapters designed by Armenian, Yezidi and Kurdish teams will give visitors an understanding of the reality of life in today’s communities of the people described by May. Many of the ethnic groups and religious communities described in novels such as “Durchs wilde Kurdistan” (1892) are victims of terror and oppression in their regions of origin. As part of our society, they are often confronted with populism and xenophobia.

Dr. Hannah Reuter has a doctorate in linguistics and cultural studies. After completing her work on the “North German Language Atlas”, she worked as an editor for a youth magazine for the blind and as a columnist for the TAZ newspaper, among other things, and is currently working full-time as a public relations officer at the Assistenzhund Foundation. Hannah Reuter has also worked part-time and on a voluntary basis in many different ways to promote inclusion and accessibility and to change the image of blind people in society – whether with an inclusive parents’ or tango group, supporting make-up courses for blind women or with her book “Blind mit Kind” (Blind with a Child)


/ Guided tour and admission free of charge
/ In German


Abbildung Buchcover Karl May