Jul 7, 2007
WUNDER PASSIEREN ZWISCHEN 9.00 UND 21.00 UHR
MIRACLES HAPPEN BETWEEN 9:00 AND 21:00
June – July 2007
Weimarplatz / Neues Museum, Weimar
Artists, institutions, and their public all belong to a system of interrelated functions, and no one element makes sense without the other. Artists constantly seek validation from institutions to gain credibility and build a reputation to support their work by pursuing art degrees at prestigious universities, seeking support from acclaimed foundations, showing their work at renowned museums and galleries, attending international art fairs and high-profile art events.
A validating machine (Entwerter) of the kind used to validate bus or metro tickets will sit temporarily on a street lamp. Next to it, on the facade of the Neues Museum, will be a sentence whose meaning can only be deciphered when the machine is used.
The validating machine will only work between 9.00 and 21.00, establishing its own rules and following a strict schedule like many institutions.
In the end, the question remains open: what is the miracle being revealed?