from 26.04.2024 to 06.10.2024

Memory Movers

Böhler & Orendt

Why do we collect all the images and objects, documents, stories and poems stored in archives? And what do they mean to us, at a time when wars and totalitarian tendencies are unbalancing social structures in many parts of the world and ecological crises are on the rise?

In Memory Movers at the Neues Museum Nuremberg, Berlin-based artist duo Böhler & Orendt are showing an expansive installation with over a hundred items from more than fifty archives. Using various technical means and aesthetic references to video games, Hollywood blockbusters and Greek mythology, they have developed an interactive spatial narrative. In front of three dark tunnel entrances, a traffic jam of new and historic cars, bicycles, trolleys, mopeds, ice-cream vans and other vehicles twists its way across the exhibition hall. They are heavily laden with boxes containing objects selected by the artists from a wide variety of periods and contexts. Photographs documenting protests against the nuclear waste storage site in Gorleben can be found alongside well-known works by Hannah Höch, Kurt Schwitters and Marcel Duchamp, next to a Circus Roncalli Playmobil set.

Visitors may choose to be guided by digital spirits who live in semi-transparent hats. These special audio guides whisper funny, touching, poetic and philosophical thoughts about the things around them. 


Realized by Neues Museum in cooperation with the Institute of Modern Art

We are grateful to the KOCHINVEST Group and the zumikon-Kulturstiftung for its generous support.

We would also like to thank the museum initiative Freunde und Förderer des Neuen Museums e. V. for their great support.