Secrecy regulates who gets to know what and under what conditions, thus separating the insiders from the outsiders. At times the boundaries are clear, at others more vague, but by all means negotiable. The exhibition focuses on secrecy as an instrument of social order and how it is handled in different
cultural settings – a classic topic in anthropology that has recently received renewed attention under the impact of WikiLeaks and the extensive privacy debate.
- Courtesy of Museum der Kulturen Basel