Museum of Display
With works and interventions by Isabelle Cornaro, Metahaven, Josef Dabernig, Neïl Beloufa, Jill Magid, Nico Dockx and Kris Kimpe.
Museum of Display is the second episode in a series of presentations that look at the reciprocal definitions of ‘art’ and ‘institution’ within the scenario of a fictional museum, accelerating from rise to self-interrogation, to collapse and possible renewal. It was preceded by Museum of Speech and will be followed by A Slowdown at the Museum.
Museum of Display returns to the long-established critical point that ‘display’ is never innocent, that it speaks in unclear terms and in relation to undisclosed criteria or purposes. Rather than confirm an indictment, the exhibition engages display as a stage for the performance and regulation of identities, for the mutual encoding and decoding of selves and ideological wholes.