Each exhibition is based on an interpretation of the objects and events shown – curatorially, as well as in terms of design. The objects are on display and always placed a bit on stage. As with an interpretation, questions arise: Which objects are almost self-explanatory and which are only interesting in context, e.g., as a document of their time. What significance do they have from our modern-day perspective? This “here and now” is important, but it does not have to overarch everything.
The “picture atlas” in the entrance space takes a step back and thus visualizes a standpoint. It shows the material, the fabric from which the exhibition is tailored, as simple contact prints, like the ones used at the beginning of every exhibition work (which, for its part, already constitutes a selection).