12 Sep Theater, Garden, Bestiary
A Materialist History of Exhibitions
The history of exhibitions is currently undergoing renewed interest. Exhibitions are widely thought of presenting art, historical or scientific findings, while in fact they are presenting ideas, guiding views, establish theories, create categories, and make us into spectators. And therefore shape how we see and interpret the world. So they are far from neutral and the artwork is not at the center of their intend. The research project Theater, Garden, Bestiary: A Materialist History of Exhibitions stems from the wish to consider the exhibition as an own genre. Its looking at the white cube, exhibitions as medium, the wandering of the gaze, aestheticisation and dramatisation, and the order of curiosity.