Disambiguation of disobedience.
failure or refusal to obey rules or someone in authority.“disobedience to law is sometimes justified”
These are not only objects of disobedience, these are objects of defeat and of victory, of pain and of triumph, but most of all of struggle.
They are touching, story-telling objects. They move you to tears, as much as they make you smile, and they embody in every possible way the object agency argued for so vigorously by Bruno Latour.
The danger of objects larger then their physical mass is reflected in the fact, that the museum takes on a design perspective. Expectedly, this is a seemingly fitting stance, possibly pre-determined by the very purpose of its standing as a chronicler and harp-bringer of all things design-related.
Forgoing any kind of explicit political message, staying on the save side, obviously, the exhibition let’s the objects speak. At the same time, the very fact, that they are still moving you deeply and are perfectly capable of telling the story of the human struggle, negates this imposed design-focused a-politicalness.
Entry is free.
I also recommend the blog that accompanies the exhibition and explores individual objects exhibited and protests represented in more depth.