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Museum of Shadows

Museum of Shadows (Il museo delle ombre) is the title of a spatial installation developed by Rubens Promotional Award winner Diango Hernández for his exhibition at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen in 2009. Personal experiences of his youth in Cuba, a sense of darkness, fear and speechlessness, are manifest in a collection of bizarre shadow objects.

Based on this work, the exhibition brings together additional works from the MGKSiegen collections that bring light and shadow into the spaces of the museum. In addition to photography, slide projection, video, drawing and sculpture, the works on display are linked first and foremost by the medium of light. Artificial light becomes a carrier of social, political and cultural stories, but also of individual world views. The selected works illuminate the museum from within and so create unique experiential settings.

Thomas Thiel

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