My Approach

Dr. Ariane Karbe

My ambition and passion is to develop exhibitions which provide intellectual pleasures and entertaining experiences – reaching thus the head and the heart of the audiences.

I do this by help of stories.

Stories are content and expression. Facts and magic. Enlightment and emotion.

What is special: I consistently understand exhibitions themselves as stories. This enables me to use the wealth of experience in other storytelling arts for my work. I especially use script-writing techniques.

Regardless of whether I curate, advise or research, I always focus on the question:

How to tell a good exhibition?

The audience is always at the center of my efforts. Because, as dramaturg and theatre scholar Martin Esslin puts it: If you lose their attention, if you fail to make them concentrate on what is happening, on what is being said, all is lost.

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