Wo Dinge Wohnen. Das Phänomen Selfstorage

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  • 78_Klaus Pichler_Selfstorage-Container an der südlichen Peripherie in Wien_2018_C_Klaus Pichler/Wien Museum Klaus Pichler, Selfstorage-Container an der südlichen Peripherie in Wien, 2018 © Klaus Pichler/Wien Museum
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  • 78_Klaus Pichler_Selfstorage als Garderoben-Ersatz: Nutzerin Renata Werdung lagert ihre Abendkleider „auswärts“_2018_C_Klaus Pichler/Wien Museum Klaus Pichler, Selfstorage als Garderoben-Ersatz: Nutzerin Renata Werdung lagert ihre Abendkleider „auswärts“, 2018 © Klaus Pichler/ Wien Museum
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Which things do we keep and which ones do we give away? This is not only determined by the practical or emotional value of an object, but also by the space available for storage – especially in the city, where storage space in one’s own home is becoming increasingly scarce. Where can we put these ever-multiplying things?

One option is “self-storage” – rentable storage compartments that are accessible almost around the clock. This service, which originated in the USA, has become increasingly popular in Vienna as well. The exhibition asks what the phenomenon of self-storage tells us about contemporary urban development and portrays Viennese users and their warehoused “treasures” – from family archives to “off-site wardrobes.”

Photographs by Klaus Pichler form a central element of the exhibition: on numerous expeditions throughout the city, he not only documented the architecture of these new storage spaces, but also the special atmosphere inside.

Exhibition run: 14.02. – 07.04.2019
Opening: 13.02.2019, 18:30 p.m.

Paricipating artists: Pavel Cuzuioc (video portraits), Klaus Pichler (photography)

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07.04.2019, 3 p.m.: Guided tour (DE)
Guided tour with curator Peter Stuiber
Free admission, places subject to availability
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