Diesseits und jenseits des Kunstwerks

Eine Untersuchung kuratorischer Praktiken des Vergleichens am Beispiel der Ausstellung "Local Histories" im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin

  • Britta Hochkirchen (Autor/in)

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The essay sees itself as a contribution to the methodological debate about the possibilities and starting points of the study of exhibitions. By applying image-theoretical criteria, the exhibition Local Histories can be seen as an example of the extent to which a double perspective can be adopted in the investigation of curatorial practices of comparing: namely the singular and the plural of the image, and the relationship between image-inherent and image-external relations. In this way, the question of the artefact as part of a constellation and the relationship it invokes is not answered one-sidedly – on the contrary: with a view to the curatorial practices of comparing, it is possible to describe and analyse the relation of relations within the exhibition space.


Bildtheorie, Curatorial Studies, Ausstellung, Minimal Art, Praktiken, Vergleichen, Narration, Ikonische Differenz