Today we had our non-contemporary-art museum day, in which resident curators were assigned to analyze documentation methods and exhibition displays used in Non-art museums.
Following the non-contemporary art visit of the day before to the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Technology, Node resident curators spent the day analyzing and discussing curatorial aspects of the spaces and exhibitions visited, focusing on possible contemporary applications.
‘Non-art visits’ is the name Node gives to curatorial exercises by which our residents visit (non-contemporary art) spaces and carefully study and review them to analyze possible contemporary applications. On this occasion, the resident curators were split into two groups: the Museum für Naturkunde (Museum of Natural History) and the Technikmuseum (Museum of Technology).
Museum für Naturkunde
Our traditional Surprise Challenge is a curatorial exercise consisting on a one day visit to not art-related spaces and the development of an exhibition concept for these locations. Our Summer 2012 residents visited the well known second-hand clothes store Humana, urban garden Prinzessinengärten and gym-chain McFit.
Nothing more refreshing for contemporary art curators than a visit to the Museum für Naturkunde (Natural History Museum), where we enjoyed admiring the largest mounted dinosaur, the breathtaking beauty of Evolution in Action, the masterclass in museology of the Wet Collections and the perfection of nature in the show Federflug (Feathered Flight).