In the afternoon we offered two parallel workshops, one by Luisa Ziaja: Institutionskritik im Museum (Institutional critique in the museum) and one by Elke Zobl: Ein Experiment zur Institutionskritik (An experiment on institutional critique). In the workshop with Luisa Ziaja, participants visited and engaged with the exhibition of the Generali Foundation at the Museum der Moderne and asked if artistic institutional critique has left traces in the Museum.
Elke Zobl conducted the second workshop. Here, we started out with Andrea Fraser’s work Four Posters: Lake George (1984), in which she takes posters that she bought at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s museum shop and makes an artistic intervention, thereby dismantling the implicit assumptions of the collection. We paralleled her Four Posters work by buying posters from the Museum der Moderne’s museum shop. We worked with them by reflecting on issues we had discussed that day. In the example you see here, the group wanted to explore the split personality of Andrea Fraser; torn between a critique of the museum or the art field and her concurrent attempt to be a recognized part of it.