Jasper de Beijer: The Exhibition

WIELS Project Room
20.06 - 07.07.2019
Opening: 19.06.2019, 18:00-21:00
Open Tuesday > Sunday, 14:00-18:00
Free entrance

About this event

The Exhibition is a museum in virtual reality where a show is continuously built up and broken down while the visitor is walking around in it. The route that the visitor chooses dictates the course and content of the exhibition, making it different for every viewer.

Since the birth of the museum in the 19th century, dioramas are being used to show the visitor a slice of reality. These slices of pseudo reality confront the visitor with a point in time and place – frozen in a confined box, while the subjectiveness depends on era and perpective.

During his residency at WIELS, Jasper de Beijer studied and collected information at different ethnographic museums to investigate how these tableaux vivants are a reflection on the zeitgeist in which they were constructed. He used the numerous 3D scans of collected objects he found there to recreate exhibited objects that have become actors in a narrative that tells us more about our changing perception than it does about the content of the dioramas.