Raum mit Spiegeln und Ausstellungsobjekten an den Wänden
© Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Hans Christian Krass

Intervention by Olaf Nicolai at the Green Vault (Grünes Gewölbe)

Radiate from beyond the measured borders of time

Above the entrance to the Historical Green Vault is a clock. Its purpose: one can see the actual time in hours and minutes and compare it to their own time slot. What the clock is missing, however, is a seconds hand. Artist Olaf Nicolai has designed an identical timepiece for the opposite exit that only has a seconds hand. The seconds shown correspond perfectly to all time zones. To be sure of the current time when exiting, it helps to look back to the point where the visit began.

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2022 Donation by MUSEIS SAXONICIS USUI – Friends of the Dresden State Art Collections


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Portrait eines Mannes mit Hut und Vollbart


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Münzen, Medaillen und Orden

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