Past Future Perfect



The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art meets contemporary Slovenian design. With Past Future Perfect the curators Barbara Predan and Petra Černe Oven each create a connection between two selected objects. The first is part of the museum’s permanent collection, the other a contemporary Slovenian design. By highlighting their differences we shall demonstrate the way from there (museumised object) to here (contemporary intervention). Both ends of the way are indispensible for a clear look into the future. The experts’ discussion “Collecting the Future?” is also devoted to the evolution of the material world and the transition to the digital.