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Briefly pausing while passing by, attracted yet still keeping one´s distance. Every pane of glass a new picture, every window a separate creation.
Display windows have always been places of exposition. Filled with items, products or information they catch the eye of the passer-by and demand his attention. The objects seem close enough to grasp and yet remain out of reach. Display windows are places of longing, of projection and of desire. The glass partition creates an inside and an outside and at the same time allows the product area to become a quasi-imaginative space.
For the exhibition “Wystawa” at the Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej in Warsaw the showcase- rooms of the former furniture shop revert to their original function. Each of its display windows will become the site of an artistic work – each artist will create a multi-level room that can only be viewed through the windows. The fleeting reflection of the passers-by indicates the glazen line of division and, at the same time, becomes a hidden element of the artistic composition. The work is always visible to everyone, no threshold needs to be crossed, and no admission is charged. The interior space belongs exclusively to the passer-by as much as it becomes a floating element of the passage. The museum itself will remain closed. (Text: Susanne Pfeffer)
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
ul. Pańska 3
24 hours open
Vernissage: 23.04.2010, 7 pm
Curator: Susanne Pfeffer
Adel Abdessemed, Ulla von Brandenburg, FORT, Cyprien Gaillard, Alicja Kwade, Sarah Ortmeyer, Paola Pivi, Albrecht Schäfer, Markus Schinwald, Thomas Zipp
"Wystawa" is an exhibition by KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin.