Have you ever noticed that people hardly talk to each other in a museum? Contact with strangers enriches your world view and even small talk can surprise you in a positive sense. But due to social media, delivery services, online banking and medical consultations, the waiting areas that lead to spontaneous contacts are disappearing. This disappearance of conversation in public places, in politics, and between different groups in our society ensures that we have little to no concern anymore for the perspectives of others.
In ‘Boijman’s Launderette’ Manon van Hoeckel has created space for the unexpected conversation. A fully working launderette right in the middle of the museum. Your dirty laundry is your free entrance ticket to the museum and the launderette.
Boijman’s Launderette is part of the exhibition ‘Change’
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
up to 14 January, 2018
More Manon van Hoeckel > 29.06.2015
Photos: Aad Hoogendoorn