On Saturday, 19.09. at 4 p.m. the three young curators Amy E. Brown, Alejandro Alonso Díaz and Rosie Snaith will guide through the exhibition ‘Falling Fictions’.
The exhibition and the accompanying publication are the product of a collaboration between me Collectors Room Berlin / Olbricht Foundation with the London Metropolitan University and the Whitechapel Gallery as part of the Master’s degree in ‘Curating the Contemporary’. This is the fourth time that the Olbricht Foundation has invited young curators to develop their own ideas and perspectives on the Olbricht Collection and to curate a show for me Collectors Room Berlin as part of their final-degree module.
Previous exhibitions in the series have probed the uncanny, the act of play, and the individual as a cabinet of curiosities. In the latest instalment of the collaboration, the three-strong student team – Amy E. Brown, Alejandro Alonso Diaz, and Rosie Snaith – have chosen the theme of metafiction.
Metafiction is originally a literary device, a story about the writing of a story that makes its readers a simultaneous part of the story as it unfolds. In an exhibition context, metafiction purposefully encourages the viewer to form their own conclusions and connections, reacting to their environment and the artworks surrounding them. For the three young curators metafiction is a strategy to approach the objects in the Olbricht Collection, as a fine line between reality and fiction, and to reveal the way they incarnate stories within stories.
The guided tour is free of charge. (Entrance to the exhibitions 7€, reduced 4€)
The guided tour will be held in English.
Please register under info[at]me-berlin.com