Exhibition: 14.9.23 – 7.1.24
With the help of VR applications, visitors can track down 10 objects. The artist duo Jongsma + O’Neill uses video installations and digital techniques to show the influence of object histories on the present.
Loans from the Stadtmuseum Berlin
The exhibition is a joint project of the Mauritshuis and the Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, the Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss with the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz.
The exhibition features three loans from the collection of the Stadtmuseum Berlin. They are all united by the story of unlawful seizure and the Stadtmuseum Berlin’s concern to clarify the provenance of the individual objects.
Not every initially “suspicious” clue leads to a major art heist thriller, but the circumstances surrounding the sale of the chest of drawers to the Reichsbank in the Paris art trade as well as its whereabouts in the 1930s continue to be the subject of ongoing research in order to obtain the greatest possible certainty about ownership.
An in-depth text on the history of the remaining horse head of the 1793 quadriga follows.