Parergon
Mariana Castillo Deball
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, 2014

In this exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof, the artist devotes herself to the “biographies of things.” She directs her attention to objects in museum collections, where it is not unusual for them to have “spent itinerant lives wandering between courtyards, basements, pedestals, display cases, museums, traveling exhibitions and private collections.” (Mariana Castillo Deball)

Objects and works of art from various Berlin museums stand out as the focus of the presentation, above all, however, those that were connected to the Nationalgalerie's collection at different points in time. As “parergon” (supplementary work, byproduct), the title of the exhibition suggests, the history of the collections, its buildings, exhibits and protagonists is examined and decrypted, in particular with regard to its migrations and reorganizations. Castillo Deball places special attention on connections that occur outside the frame of what is known and is unambiguous.

Designed by Studio Manuel Raeder

21 x 27 cm
352 pages
Softcover
ISBN: 9783863356460

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