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