Paweł Althamer

  • Paweł Althamer

    MY PRACTICE IS FOCUSED LARGELY on mediating between the collective and the individual, so the museum plays an ambiguous role: It can either present an obstacle or serve as a productive site of interface. One of my primary objectives as an artist, therefore, is to forge alliances with institutions, temporarily channeling their potential.

    I like to think of the museum as a space station, a distant outpost inhabited by artists and scientists. Every now and then, visitors arrive and encounter gamelike situations, some of which are active, others of which are dormant. Since the scientists tend to move