The National Socialist policy of persecution separated cultural assets from their owners. The goal of provenance research is to identify this looted property. In the course of its complex research, it repeatedly encounters missing links – gaps in the memory of the collection. Due to the war and the distance in time, files and information are often only partially preserved. Other gaps were deliberately created at the end of the war by perpetrators destroying evidence and invoking alleged memory gaps in post-war trials. Together with provenance researcher Jan Giebel and scenography studio please don’t touch, we implemented a contemporary and comprehensible visualization of this difficult-to-access topic.
TypeArt’s Amnesia visualizes the process of provenance research: research threads trickle away or can be picked up again elsewhere, links are missing. TT Rounds is placed alongside it. It takes up the curves of the amnesia and thus conveys a pleasant warmth. Its letter forms, on the other hand, appear straight and clear, which underlines the scientific character of the exhibition.