Time Machines Reloaded

Tijdmachines reloaded Lina Bo Bardi 2012 foto Peter Cox DSC5953 01
Tijdmachines reloaded Lina Bo Bardi 2012 foto Peter Cox DSC5954 01
Tijdmachines reloaded Lina Bo Bardi 2012 foto Peter Cox DSC5962 01
Installation view Raum der Gegenwart, 2010. Photo: Peter Cox
Raum der Gegenwart
Time Machines Reloaded audiotour photo Peter Cox
documentation area, Time Machines-Reloaded, 2010. Photo: Bram Saeys
documentation area, Time Machines-Reloaded, 2010. Photo: Bram Saeys
exhibition

Time Machines Reloaded

26/02/2011 - 28/10/2012
Curators: Diana Franssen, Steven ten Thije
Guest Curators: Galit Eilat, Jakob Gebert, Kai-Uwe Hemken, Daniel Miller, Museum of American Art Berlin, Florian Schneider

On the second floor of the New Building you will find four presentations based on special museum models from the past. Each takes an inspiring look at the dynamic genesis of museums for modern and contemporary art and raise questions about the future of this institution. These projects show the developments that took place in the turbulent years before and after the Second World War and suggest different kinds of museums outside the familiar “white cube”.

The Museum of American Art in Berlin presents an ‘ethnographic’ installation in two galleries about the genesis of New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (1929-1936), the twentieth century’s most influential modern art museum. The writer and poet Daniel Miller is invited to reinterpret this room.

Lina Bo Bardi: director Charles Esche and curator Christiane Berndes used Bo Bardi’s design to display artworks from the collection of the Van Abbemuseum. They have chosen paintings in which human figures are depicted, works bij ao  Marlene Dumas, Charley Toorop, Asger Jorn and Karel Appel. Together with the viewer the depicted persons constitute a community, rich in differences that make our society so particular.

There is also a documentation area where the different museum modules have been placed in the context of the twentieth century’s exhibition history. There is also a presentation about the Old Building in the small gallery next to the lift. The Old Building, designed by A.J. Kropholler, was built during the period when most of the modules mentioned above were developed.

In September 2012, the exhibition  is added, a project by artist Jonas Staal and a concept of Jesse Klaver (GroenLinks) and Rogier Verkroost (D66).

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