From September 07, 2013, to January 26, 2014, the Bielefelder Kunstverein presents the two-part exhibition »Museum Off Museum«.
The exhibitions together with its accompanying programme, has devoted itself to the current interest among artists in the »museum« as a concept for reflection and space of opportunity within changing global circumstances.
The exhibition provides examples of seven contemporary artistic positions that broach and extend the issue of central principles in museums´ practise, such as collecting, ordering, presenting and mediating. The projects take up topics from global and popular culture, they oscillate between an appropriation and dismantling of the museum display. Over a period of five months, »Museum Off Museum« will investigate the museum as a form of taking action in the global world and as part of the 21st century mediascape.»Museum Off Museum« is formulating questions as to the current meaning of artistic practice and how it understands itself, as to the form and function of exhibiting, the future of knowledge generation and cultural mediation.
The two exhibition periods will be accompanied and thematically contextualised with contributions and talks by artists and scholars, as well as a blog on our website. The project then culminates in a catalogue (German-English), which will summarise the individual phases of the exhibition and all of the contributions to it.
Curator: Thomas Thiel
PART ONE: SEPTEMBER 07, 2013 – NOVEMBER 03, 2013
With contributions by Kader Attia, Camille Henrot and Slavs and Tatars
OPENING: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 06, 2013, 7 PM
PART TWO: NOVEMBER 08, 2013 – JANUARY 26, 2014
With contributions by Özlem Altin, Isabelle Cornaro, Jeremy Deller and Simon Fujiwara
OPENING: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2013, 7 PM