Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

For the Triennial of Photography, Hamburg 2015, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (MKG) examined new collections and forms of image usage. The MKG interpreted the future-oriented motto of the Triennial (“The day will come”) as an opportunity to reflect on the sharing of images, under the title “When we share more than ever”. More than 200 historical works from its collection were set in counterpoint against twelve contemporary artistic projects. Important aspects identified were the digital image collection as a research resource and inspiration for contemporary art as well as the relevance of the classic analogue collection in relation to today’s often-invoked image overkill. 

For the exhibition design, Studio Mahr developed a code system similar to a classical archive system. The visitors used the booklet as a means of navigating through the exhibition. This printed matter give-away was designed so it would also function independently of the exhibition as a catalogue.