MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS

19.11.2016 - 22.01.2017
i: Udstilling

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Museet for alle der har oplevet et forlist kærlighedsforhold åbner, for første gang i Danmark, en udstilling i Rundetaarn fra den 19. november 2016 til 22. januar 2017.

Udstillingen bliver opbygget, dels af genstande fra den eksisterende samling fra Museum of Broken Relationships i Zagreb, dels af gentande samlet ind i Danmark op til udstillingens åbning.

Det kroatiske kunstprojekt ‘Museum of Broken Relationships’ blev skabt i 2006 og er et museum for forliste kærlighedsforhold. Museet består af en samling af objekter, doneret af mennesker fra hele verden. Det kan være alt fra kærestebreve, til en ekskærestes underbukser eller en lille legetøjsbil. Museet tilbyder altså en mulighed for at komme gennem et følelsesmæssigt brud på en anderledes måde, ved at donere et objekt til museets samling.

Uanset motivation for at gøre en personlig ejendel til museumsgenstand – ren og skær ekshibitionisme, som terapeutisk lindring eller ud fra simpel nysgerrighed – så tog folk idéen om at udstille deres følelsesmæssige arvegods til sig som et slags ritual, en højtidelig ceremoni, en kreativ og poetisk måde at markere afslutningen på et forhold.

De emotionelt ladede genstande udstilles anonymt, kun ledsaget af den personlige og subjektive beretning fra donor. Hver ny udstilling gør det muligt for museet at berige sin samling, ikke kun hvad antallet af udstillingsgenstande angår, men også i form af en kortlægning af de sociale, kulturelle og historiske forhold som er genstandene iboende. Den altid foranderlige samling af genstande udgør byggestenene i museet, der ikke blot bevarer, men også kommunikerer, den kollektive og den individuelle følelsesmæssige arv.

Konceptet blev skabt af Olinka Vištica og Dražen Grubisic i Kroatien i 2006 og siden har museet turneret internationalt og afholdt 36 udstillinger i 22 lande.

Med foranderlighed, håb og inspiration, har Museum of Broken Relationships bragt en diskurs om kærlighed ind på museumsområdet, og parallelt hermed grundlagt en samling, skabt af os alle, der i sin mangfoldighed og stadige forandring udfordrer vores idéer om oprindelse og kulturarv.

Museum of Broken Relationsships er vinder af den prestigefyldte Kenneth Hudson pris, for det bedste innovative museum i Europa. Se mere her

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A Child’s Pedal Car, 14/12/2008 – 1/9/2011, Prague, Czech Republic

I waited almost 40 years to learn the meaning of the word love. Unfortunately, the intensity of our emotions carried us from one extreme to another. When we loved one another, we loved without holding back. When we fought, we fought till it hurt. Thanks to her I climbed a tree for the first time in my life and I did it at a time when my children were climbing trees. We enjoyed making each other’s dreams come true. Each dream fulfilled was a joy to both of us. She knew that as a child I’d always wanted a car with pedals. But I never had one.

I was over forty when one was given to me. She went for a walk with her sister and there it was, next to a trash container. They brought it back to the apartment, put it in the tub and washed it. They decorated it with little flowers and wrote my name, their nicknames and the date on its wheels. This car represents our love. It shows that when two people truly love one another, no dream is left unfulfilled.

 

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Mannequin hands, 5 years, Berlin, Germany

I could not take any more than five years of a love-hate relationship. One night I left my room and did not come back until the next morning when I found it completely destroyed, sprayed all over with polyurethane foam. A total chaos. My favourite mannequin had no choice but to believe it.

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A little rubber piggy, Feb 2012 – Jan 2013,Jerusalem, Israel

He gave me this piggy when we met on student exchange in the US.
It was just a joke over how much he loves bacon and me never wanting to taste it as my heritage forbids it.
Many evenings we spent together at home drinking wine and cooking dinner. Loving and annoying each other.
What goes first in the pan?!
Enriching each other with family memories and favourite foods.
How different our habits and clothes were, how different our food from Israel to Denmark. And yet we are so very alike.
We loved each other purely and deeply, we loved our differences and we both knew that was part of our charm.
Imagining our children was like imagining how it would feel to win the lottery. But for me it was too hard to change my path, to hurt my parents who only wished for me to be happy, with a Jewish boy.
I made the wrong decision; one that was not fully and consciously my own.
Here I am standing, 27 years old, like a toddler learning to walk, I’m learning I can make my own decisions in life, fully…
Only now do I know, falling in love has changed my destiny and for this I am grateful.
Maybe I evolved too late for this wonderful, wonderful person, but I know it’s never too late to change.
I’m giving you a glimpse at my piggy and a taste of our story, hoping we will all have the courage to consciously make our own decisions and the will to stand behind them.

I will always follow my heart!

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