Klaus Wehner / Museum Clausum

is a London-based visual artist whose work has focused on the museum for a number of years. In 2012 he completed a practice-based PhD in Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, based on his museum work. His thesis focuses on issues around museums and photography. By adopting this corporate, institutional identity, Klaus presents himself as collector and presenter of artefacts rather than as ‘artist’. Whilst the above aims are still high on the agenda, he has adopted the name Museum Clausum as a general artist’s pseudonym. He has photographed museum interiors for a number of years in his distinct style, which is created mainly ‘in camera’, and which he considers as matching thus unmasking the museum’s own curatorial artificiality. Presenting his own photographs under the umbrella title Museum Clausum: Wundercamera as a ‘collection’, emphasises Klaus’ dedicated questioning of concepts such as curating, collecting and art making.

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Museum Clausum: British Museum I