Saturday 10 April, during the National Museum Weekend, Play Van Abbe Part 2, Time Machines, will open. In this part, utopian museum models of the past and radical historical prototypes will be assessed to find out if and how they can be applied today. How does a museum tell a story through presentation techniques and what are the underlying assumptions? We will be delving into the structure of the museum to examine its foundations, historical and otherwise. The museum reveals itself as a machine that continually produces a past via a mechanism of selection and exhibition: it is a time machine in the literal sense.
Play Van Abbe - Part 2
10/04/2010 - 12/09/2010
Location: Van Abbemuseum
Opening: Saturday, 10 April 2010 16:00
16.00 – 16.30 Speech opening in the auditorium by the major of Eindhoven, Rob van Gijzel and Charles Esche, director Van Abbemuseum
16.45 – 19.30 Tours by special guest guides
18.30 – 19.00 Performance by Spartacus Chetwynd