Identities on Display, 2013
Lockers with coathook, hangers and coin-operated lock, wood, glass, metal
Photo © Andrea Rossetti, 2018
Kunst Museum Winterthur

Identities on Display, 2013
Esther Schipper, FIAC Paris
Photo © Andrea Rossetti, 2013

Identities on Display, 2013
Photo © LabBel, 2016

Identities on Display, 2013
26 lockers with coathook, hangers and coin-operated lock, 20 single lockers 200 x 80 x 60 cm, 4 group lockers 200 x 160 x 80 cm, 2 small group lockers 120 x 60 x 80 cm
wood, glass, metal
Photo © Andrea Rossetti, 2013
Humboldt Lab Dahlem

Identities on Display, 2013
Lockers with coathook, hangers and coin-operated lock, wood, glass, metal
Photo © Andrea Rossetti, 2018
Kunst Museum Winterthur

Identities on Display, 2013
Esther Schipper, FIAC Paris
Photo © Andrea Rossetti, 2013

Identities on Display, 2013
Photo © LabBel, 2016

Identities on Display, 2013
26 lockers with coathook, hangers and coin-operated lock, 20 single lockers 200 x 80 x 60 cm, 4 group lockers 200 x 160 x 80 cm, 2 small group lockers 120 x 60 x 80 cm
wood, glass, metal
Photo © Andrea Rossetti, 2013
Humboldt Lab Dahlem

Identities on Display

2013

Instead of checking in their coats, jackets and bags at the cloakroom, visitors are invited to hang them in one of the 26 glass lockers installed in the entrance hall. Each locker individually highlights visitors’ personal belongings, thus transforming them into authentic museum exhibits. These constantly changing exhibits remain in place for the duration of each owner’s visit to the collection safely stowed away as if they were in regular lockers yet on display for every other visitor to the museum. The pieces of clothing reflect their owners’ personalities, creating portraits of people who – like the former owners of the museum exhibits – are temporarily absent. The collection of objects, with their different colours, materials, labels and accessories provides clues to the season, as well as to the visitors’ national and cultural origins, their age and their numbers. Thus the historical exhibits from all over the world in the museum are juxtaposed by a context firmly rooted in the present, a here and now in which cultural differences seem to be increasingly blurred.

Text: Karin Sander, Translation: Stephen Richards

Presented in exhibitions

Museion, 2020