Fast Fashion. The Dark Side of Fashion

12th October 2018 until 24th February 2019

After the first presentation in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg the Fast Fashion show is in the RJM – Cultures of the world



The exhibition "Fast Fashion" casts a critical glimpse behind the scenes of glamorous fashion. It is bounded by the magic triangle of consumerism, economic interests and ecological issues. One part of the exhibition consists of the “Laboratory”, a platform for ethical fashion labels and new approaches to design aspects such as recycling or upcycling. The laboratory shows what tomorrow’s ethically defensible wardrobe could look like. The exhibition would like to encourage visitors to think actively about the whole topic of fashion and its social, economic and environmental impacts.
The exhibition is being made possible with generous support from the Karin Stilke Stiftung and the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt.

Previous Exhibitions

Pilgrimage - Longing for Bliss?

8th October 2015 – 4th April 2017
14 pilgrimage sites from all over the world. more details

Madonna meets Uma

16th October 2015 – 31st January 2016
Valuable works from the Museum Schnütgen are visiting their neighbours in the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum – and vice versa. Flyer

Made in Oceania: Tapa - Art and Social Landscapes

12th October 2013 - 27th April 2014
more details

Albert Watson: 14 days in Benin

28th April - 28th July 2013

The Divine Heart of Things: Pre-Columbian Art of the Ludwig Collection

29th September 2012 - 3rd March 2013
Objects from South and Middle America of the Ludwigs collection. more details

Social Movement

3rd - 16th December 2012
Interactive project with cologne citizens.

Rama and Sita - Indias most beautiful lovestory

21th April - 21th October 2012
The exhibition presented 87 exquisite paintings from the 16th to 19th century portraying episodes from the Ramayana.


5th - 21th October 2012
Literary Installation from Youssouf Amine Elalamy. more details

Lawrence of Arabia - Genesis of a Myth

30th April - 11th September 2011
The exhibition was taking a critical look at T.E. Lawrence as a figure in contemporary history. more details

Afropolis. Stadt, Medien, Kunst.

05th November - 13th March 2011
The Afropolis exhibition was showcasing five African cities - Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa and Johannesburg.

Opening Hours & Adress

Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum
Cultures of the world
Cäcilienstraße 29-33
50667 Köln
+49 0221 / 221 - 313 56

Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-8pm
(public holidays 10am-6pm)
Closed on Mondays