Timm Ulrichs, Standortbestimmung

Just a few days after the official opening of the Neue Galerie in March 1970, Timm Ulrichs undertakes a “standpoint definition.” As part of a presentation of the collection, the artist uses interdisciplinary performance actions to survey the newly arranged rooms. The surveying processes begin with a “trigonometric circle” drawn by Ulrichs, which is engraved in a floor tile near the entrance. Ulrichs also shows packing crates for pieces of art and plasters walls and pictures with photographic wallpaper that depicts exactly what it covers over. A box with photos and snippets of conversation between visitors is immured into the museum.