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Tour for the Special Exhibition "Onion Pattern Project"

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Special Exhibition in the Museum

8 November 2024 -  2 March 2025

Tour: every first Saturday of the month at 11:30 am (except November)

This tour is available in English as well. Please kindly contact our visitor service for a booking. 

(1) Reduced: schoolchildren, trainees, students, guests with severe disabilities from 50 - 100%

(2) Family ticket: two adults plus max. two children. Please don't forget to book the additional tickets for your family members

(*) Mandatory

The Meissen Porcelain Manufactory has been producing its famous Onion Pattern for almost three hundred years now. The cobalt-blue decoration evolved from Chinese designs and has remained a favourite for banquets and the home to the present day. Artist Antye Guenther guides the pattern through occasionally crazy embroilments between the GDR and Japan.

Taking the GDR of the 1970s and 1980s as her cue, she tracks the pattern down in scenarios ranging from its being used as a means of payment in the illegal transfer of technology to the famous Dresden Zwinger reconstructed in Japan’s porcelain capital Arita. The artist narrates a science fiction story in which she enlists the Onion Pattern’s services as a clandestine storage medium for highly sensitive information. She devises new assignments for her secret agents in cooperation with the Manufactory.

Duration: approx. 1 hour

Photo: Onion Pattern Project exhibition
(collage with Onion Pattern Project reference material © Antye Guenther, MPS)