Measuring the World

Heterotopias and Knowledge Spaces in Art

10.06.2011 19:00


Curated by: Peter Pakesch, Katrin Bucher Trantow

Exhibition Opening
Duration:
June 11 - September 4, 2011


Museums systematize, collect, group, ratiocinate and exclude. They draw up reference systems, build maps out of them and arrange themselves into miniature portrayals of the world. On the occasion of the bicentenary of the Joanneum Universal Museum, the Kunsthaus Graz explores the subject of museums as heterotopias, ‘other spaces’ where local rules apply, and accumulating and contrasting can become a critical strategy outside time.

 

 

The group exhibition Measuring the World. Heterotopias and Knowledge Spaces in Art casts light on the human desire for order and systematisation and the act of measuring one’s own world. The exhibition is devoted to structures in contemporary art, and relates these to the way sciences orders knowledge. Artistic systematisation makes use of aesthetic experience. It facilitates new cross-connections and investigates systems for their tenability. This allows both a better analysis of the world and also anchors the self in the world as part of it.

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