Zombies at a Museum? Why not join in?

Posted on: December 29th, 2011

The Deutsche Guggenheim is currently full of 100 zombie-like statutes as part of the exhibition Almech by Pawel Althamer (until January 16). The Polish artist has temporarily relocated the Almech plastics factory from Warsaw to the gallery. In doing so, Althamer has created an exhibition in the process of production rather than an already staged exhibition for reflection. Althamer produces facial casts of museum staff and visitors and mounts them on metal structures, later adding plastic drapery to create phantom-like figures. Among the zombies are portraits of the Guggenheim’s Nan Trotman and Richard Armstrong as well as Kasper König, the director of the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. You too could be part of the zombie-like figures populating the Deutsche Guggenheim by applying via the museum’s website.