Gestures is an exhibition highlighting the artwork as action and process. Through documentation of performances, concerts and other events from the 1960s to the present day, the museum will constitute the framework for a series of spatial sound installations, performance footage and live performances. Works from the museum collection are combined with works and projects of a number of invited artists.
The exhibition Gestures is a study of how to preserve the art object for historical examination. If the performance or concert is the work, what should a museum then collect, when the object is missing? The issue is central to art after 1950, many works have been lost due to missing documentation or its lack of maintenance. The exhibition Gestures is part of a parallel research around issues related to archiving and preservation of the more volatile types of art, such as sound and performance art.