Humboldt Lab Dahlem.
Pre-Show: Identities on Display
2013 03 13 – 2013 05 12
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, isitors bring their own
backgrounds and identities into play — in the orm 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.