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Hamburger Bahnhof Exhibition - Parergon

October 14th, 2014
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News from Berlin - There is a contemporary art exhibition in the the Hamburger Banhof museum in Berlin. The collection was opened on the September, 30th and will be last until the March, 1st 2015. The exhibition is called Parergon and the artist is Mariana Castillo Deball, an aspiring archaeologist.

Mariana Castillo Deball uses installation, sculpture, photography and drawing to explore the role objects play in our understanding of identity and history. Engaging in prolonged periods of research and field work, she takes on the role of the explorer or the archeologist, compiling found materials in a way that reveals new connections and meanings.

In this exhibition visitors will be able to have vision of the past days when Hamburger Bahnhof was a point of entry into the city. Many of the artifacts shown in the show are from the Technical Museum, including an old train timetable stand. By placing these historical objects amidst her own pieces, she in turn recontextualizes their reception and the reception of her own work.

The artist appropriates specific subject areas for her own work and transfers the research processes, archaeology, ethnography and the history of science into a contemporary artistic use of visual forms. She sets that which has been forgotten into new contextual relationships in order to allow images be experienced in different ways and various perspectives.

The exhibition is closed on Monday but open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00. For further information see the Hamburger Banhof Museum website:


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