DISPLAY was founded as a junction point between an artist and a curator. We understand the artist’s studio and exhibition room as transitory space, where creation, experimentation, representation and questioning contemporary artistic and curatorial practice can be done simultaneously. Display embodies a (meta)physical and discursive transmission. Two main approaches meet each other and form the fundament of Display: the performative action of Rituals and an exhibition cycle called Vitrine.
VITRINE is the central device for a physical and visual transmission, the connection line between inside & outside, seen & unseen. It is a place to experiment curation and exhibition design, an exhibition space to invent and invest, a space where discussions and confrontations of disciplines and points or view are made possible. Vitrine is the exhibition program of Display. Artists are invited to invest the showcase and/or the space and create a site-specific project while the Transformation exhibitions cycle tends to articulate the creative process, from an idea to realization, in time and space.
RITUALS: Display is the place where we explore, invent and create rites, where we can put them and its procedures as symbolic, rhythmic performance up for discussion, involving the public. Wheather as rituals of initiation (salutation, festivity, inauguration etc.) or as morning rituals.
Display is run by Marie DuPasquier and was founded in 2016 together with Paul Polaris.
Marie DuPasquier, born 1984 in Lausanne, is a Swiss – French independent curator and museologist, living between Zürich and Berlin. She graduated in History of Art and Museology at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and has been Assistant Curator & Administrator at Maison d’Ailleurs, Museum of science-fiction, utopia and extraordinary journeys, and President of Biel/Bienne Photography Festival for several years. Although her work recalls photography, contemporary art, science-fiction, museum- and curatorial studies, it also reflects her curiosity for a transmedia and transdisciplinary approach. In her recent researches as a freelance curator, she focuses her interests on exhibition design and devices. She is the curator and director of Display, an art and project space in Berlin, co-founded with the artist Paul Polaris and created a Swiss union for curatorial practice, Capsula with the researcher Sara Petrucci. She is working for several galleries and develops new ways of collaborating on exhibitions with artists, like Lucia Kempkes, Anna Meschiari or the duo Anja Langer and Marie Jeschke.
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