How do disruptions inform our relationship with our world? To explore this question, the two-part exhibition “Out of joint – Moments of disruption” gathers works from the museum’s collection. Disruptions can manifest as the soft grinding of sand in the gears, briefly stalling the familiar course of everyday routines. Others are dramatic and radical, shattering our reality. They can put the order of societies, systems, and institutions to the test and expose their inner workings; targeted attempts to create disturbances often serve to articulate critique. Varying in form, disruptions can manipulate our perceptions, displace meanings, and call firmly held beliefs in question. In the second chapter of the exhibition, such destabilisation of our perception of reality, and truth, and how the construction of interconnections and narratives can undermine these ideas, are a central concern. The exhibition also surveys scenarios of disruption that arise in reaction to global events or are projected in the realm of fiction, on the movie screen or in literature and moreover presents works that look at disruptive characters.
Artists involved: Julie Becker, Monica Bonvicini, Maurizio Cattelan, Anne-Lise Coste, Hanne Darboven, Sylvie Fleury, Florian Germann, Gianni Motti, Juan Muñoz, Ugo Rondinone, Michael Smith, Paul Thek, Nora Turato.