On Collecting and Curating
15 Apr 2021 – 6 March 2022
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Black Box
What path does an object take before it ends up in a museum? Where did the material for the prototypes of design classics come from? Can a unique work of art be re-created? How does a design idea become a hit with the public? Two Intermezzi in the Experimental Space examine the infrastructure of collecting. Visitors are invited to search for select items in our collections. Through playful exploration they discover facts related to the provenance, materiality, collector’s value, restoration and popularity of an object and thus learn about its history. In doing so, they also become exhibition organisers themselves: using a pin board, they exhibit their favourite objects and explain why these should be featured in an exhibition.