Humboldt Lab Dahlem.
Pre-Show: Identities on Display
13.03.2013 – 12.05.2013
Opening: 13.03.2013 19:00 Uhr
In the entrance area of the Dahlem Museums, Barbara Holzer and Tristan Kobler (Holzer Kobler Architekturen), together with artist Karin Sander, have installed the site-specific work Identities on Display. rriving visitors are requested to leave their coats and bags not at the oat check, as is customary, but in display cases especially made for his occasion in the entrance hall. Thus, even before actually visiting the exhibitions of the Ethnological Museum and the Asian Art Museum, visitors bring their own backgrounds and identities into play — in the form of a seemingly functional illustration of their world today. Pre-Show functions like a display of presence and absence, a floodgate between outside and inside, and prominently, albeit parenthetically, questions the way museum collections work today.