Friday July 8th, 2016

Polly Pocket Museum of Modern Art @ >top Schillerpalais

We kindly invite you for the presentation of the Polly Pocket Museum of Modern Art (PP MoMA) from
8. – 13. July at >top Schillerpalais in Berlin!
Friday, 8. July: Opening at 7pm with a concert of the Remote Control Orchester (Karl Heinz Jeron)
Saturday, 9. July: Artist Talk & Soup (all PP MoMA artist are invited to take part)

A striking difference of the Polly Pocket Museum of Modern Art in comparison to other museums focusing on contemporary art, is based to the fact that the rooms of PP MOMA, due to their small size (12 x 12 x 8 cm), can not be physically visited by viewers of the species Homo Sapiens..

PP MOMA in this regard sees itself in the tradition of different entities like Herbert Distels Schubladenmuseum [1] and Marcel Duchamps Boîte en valise [2], without denying a certain affinity to doll houses and Polly Pocket worlds.

Using the mobility of the museum’s rooms, the curatorship mails them to selected artists in order for them to create a permanent exhibition in their room. After reshipment, Polly Pocket is added as a visitor of the museum to the modified rooms. The ca. 2.2 cm sized figures create an additional scaling factor of the rooms, as well as of the displayed art works.

Director, curator, architect, administrator, janitor (and sometimes mop and bucket brigade) of the museum is Robert Porth (Berlin). PP MOMA is a project of the office for exp LM [7].

[->] Remarks (in German) on PP MOMA by Oliver Breitenstein, Büro für Kunstvermittlung [8].

Audio guide: Casutt

[3] see
[4] How doll houses and Polly Pocket worlds in this context are to be interpreted as art or a room for art respectively, should not be of concern at this point.
[5] Figures of the first series (1989 – 1995)
[6] From the point of view of the figures, the rooms of PP MOMA are about 10 x 10 x 6,5 meters.

Artists: Oliver Breitenstein | Irene Fehling | Fritz Heisterkamp | Ralf Homann | Karl Heinz Jeron | Uwe Jonas | Taewoo Kang | Ruppe Koselleck | Johannes Mundinger | Michael Pohl | Robert Porth | Nina Preisendorfer | Oscar Prinsen | Stefan Riebel | Matthias Roth | Dirk Sandbaumhüter | Selena Savic | Thomas Schiela | Tassilo Sturm | Pascal Unbehaun | Pony | Stephan Us | Susanne von Bülow | Eva Wal | Sebastian Walther | Christian Zwirner

>top Schillerpalais:
Schillerpromenade 4, 12049 Berlin


Remote Control Orchester (KH Jeron)

supported by >top – Verein zur Förderung kultureller Praxis e.V.