The minimal design and use of recyclable material contributes economically and ecologically to the short duration of the exhibition. In order to create an intimate space amidst the 23-meter-high entrance hall, a rotunda made of folded material, encloses a circular exhibition podium.
The “protagonists” of the Christmas story are shown in shades on the outside. Accessories and postures are carefully worked out to make the characters clearly identifiable. Their role and symbolism is mediated by excerpts from the Christmas story. A contribution to the unterstanding of well-known representations and the possibility of opening up Christian symbolism for other religions.
The exhibition in the atrium of the vorarlberg museum provides an insight into the activities of 23 nativity cribs constructing associations in Vorarlberg. A selection of 15 cribs show the wide range of styles.
Concept: vorarlberg museum, Theresia Anwander, Ute Denkenberger, Heike Vogel, Fabienne Rüf, Landeskrippenverein Vorarlberg Erich Kirner
Design: Heike Schlauch raumhochrosen
Graphics: Cornelia Wolf
Photography: Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel