26. July 2001 – 2. September 2001

It turned out just the way he didn’t want it

Works by Karolin and Daniel Bräg

The artistic work of Karolin Bräg is a series of banners with thoughts and questions about farewell and mourning. For "How he didn't want it..." is increasingly the résumé after a funeral, which has frozen in the constraints of convention and tradition.

The desire for individuality becomes more and more audible in view of the last farewell, if one has already asked oneself some questions during one's lifetime. But just as often the wishes fail because of regulations and because in the end one sticks to what is usual – because the experts advise against experiments.

The work "Signs" from 2000 was purchased by the Museum for Sepulchral Culture one year later. The signposts to unusual cemeteries aim at the question whether our cemeteries will continue to be supported by communities and churches in the future – as usual – or whether our cemeteries will become more small-scale, take into account interest groups and clans, and perhaps be privately organized. After the exhibition, these signs will be on display in the outdoor area of the museum.

The opinions of experts are different and depending on economic interests. The Museum for Sepulchral Culture wants to be a forum to discuss questions of a humane, contemporary burial culture, independent of commercial interests. Perhaps some things, many things, everything must be different?

"Schilder" (Signs) by Karolin and Daniel Bräg
© Museum für Sepulkralkultur, Kassel, Bildarchiv

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